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BIOL 5064: Evolutionary Biology

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

This course focuses upon the principles and major concepts in evolutionary biology from a historical and contemporary viewpoint. Morphological and molecular evolution, population genetics, systematics, the fossil record, a history of life on earth, macroevolution, adaptation, and applications to species conservation are among the topics examined in the course. Laboratory exercises include analysis of populations and species with molecular techniques, computer investigations, and internet resources.