Contemporary issues in evolutionary genetics. Species concepts, modes of speciation, phylogenetics, defining genetics units for conservation, and the identification and conservation value of hybrids.
|Paper title||Evolutionary Genetics|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,307.76|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,517.77|
- Teaching staff
- Professor Jon Waters
Professor Graham Wallis
Dr Martyn Kennedy
Dr Nic Rawlence
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is divided into four sections:
- The first section (Professor Waters) explores phylogenetic and genomic approaches to the study of evolutionary and biogeographic processes below the species level.
- The second section (Dr Kennedy) focuses on a detailed phylogenetic analysis of multiple data types.
- The third section (Dr Rawlence) explores ancient DNA approaches to the study of evolutionary and biogeographic processes.
- The final section (Professor Wallis) explores the application of genetic approaches to the study of species concepts, speciation and natural selection.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Evolutionary Genetics students will have an understanding of key concepts and current topics and approaches in evolutionary genetics
- Students will be able to gather and analyse phylogenetic data and interpret these in an evolutionary context
- Above all, students will have an ability to apply critical thinking and scientific rigour to the interpretation of evolutionary genetic data