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||Semester 2 (On campus)|
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- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is divided into three 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 final section (Dr Rawlence) explores ancient DNA approaches to the study of evolutionary and biogeographic processes
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper:
- 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