BIOL 4266 Molecular Ecology 3/0/3

Prerequisite: ( BIOL 2107 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 2107L with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 2108 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 2108L with a minimum grade of C and CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K ) or ( BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L and BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L and CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K )

This course examines the use of molecular genetic data to the understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes in the natural populations such as genetic diversity, dispersal, gene flow and phylogeography. This course will also examine how molecular genetic data is utilized to study behavioral mechanism such as mate selection and foraging. Application of molecular ecology principles to conversation will also be explored.