May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
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BIOL 280 - Molecular Ecology

Semester Hours: 3


Molecular techniques are now instrumental in a wide range of applications from conservation biology to evolutionary ecology. Students will explore the types and applications of molecular genetic tools to investigate ecological processes, from tracking individuals and monitoring within population variation, to large-scale analysis of community composition. The majority of the course will focus on discussions of the primary literature, supplemented by short lectures, textbook readings, and computer-based analysis and problem sets. The class will include a multi-week simple molecular ecology laboratory exercise designed to demystify the basics of molecular bench work.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Lab fee additional. (Formerly BIO 253A: Special Topics in Biology: Molecular Ecology.) May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.

Credit given for this course or BIO 280, not both. (Formerly BIO 280)

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