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    Contemporary issues in evolutionary genetics. Species concepts, modes of speciation, phylogenetics, defining genetics units for conservation, and the identification and conservation value of hybrids.

    About this paper

    Paper title Evolutionary Genetics
    Subject Zoology
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
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    Teaching staff

    Professor Jon Waters
    Dr Martyn Kennedy
    Dr Nic Rawlence

    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.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
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