Population and Conservation Genomics

W. Chris Funk

Description:Description: Recent advances in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics are revolutionizing population and conservation genetics. Population genomics is the study of numerous loci to understand the roles of evolutionary processes (genetic drift, gene flow, selection, and mutation) that shape variation across genomes and populations. Conservation genomics is the application of genomics to address questions important in conservation and management. This course will focus on the growing literature in these related fields. Grading/evaluation: Grading is based entirely on attendance and participation. Regular attendance is expected from all enrolled students.

Section: 2
Credits: 1
Restrictions: BZ 525 Molecular Ecology, BZ 578 Genetics of Natural Populations, or an equivalent course is a required prerequisite.
First Meeting: 8/28/2014
Meeting Times: Thursday 12-1
Classroom: TBD (E444?)
CRN: 60165
Cross Listed: NA
Enrollment Limit: 15
Background: Students are required to have an advanced background in population genetics. This is NOT an introductory population genetics/molecular ecology course. BZ 525 Molecular Ecology, BZ 578 Genetics of Natural Populations, or an equivalent course is a required prerequisite. The goal of this discussion group is to delve deeply into papers. Thus, students are expected to already have a firm grasp of population genetics in order to get the most out of the seminar.
Course Text: NA
Instructor Contact Info:
      W. Chris Funk Chris.Funk@colostate.edu 1-3289