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BIO 345 — Evolution

Updated 30 November 2016

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Description: Processes of adaptive change and speciation in sexual populations. Prerequisites: C or better in BIO340 or LSC 347/348 and in CHM 115 or 116

Current Section:
Lecture: MW 3:05-4:20 — Kiva

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli

Required Supplies: 4 Scantron Forms 882-E

Text: C.T. Bergstrom & L.A. Dugatkin 2012. Evolution, 1st ed. Norton. (ISBN: 978-0-393-91341-5)


Announcements & Upcoming

  • Dec 6-8 — Office Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Dec 9 — Office Hours: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Dec 9 — Final Exam, 2:30 - 4:20 am


Lecture Schedule
(Fall 2016)

Week of:
Topic:
Chapter:
Aug 22-24 —Course Introduction amp; History of Evolution1-2
Aug 29-31 — Overview of Selection & Adaptation 3
Sep 5-9 —No Class Sep 5 - Labor Day
Interpreting Evolutionary Trees
4-5
Sep 12-14 — Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees5
Sep 19-21 —What is a Species?
Exam 1 - Sep 21
14
Sep 26-28 —Origin of Species14
Oct 3-5 —History of Life11-12
Oct 10-12 —No Class Oct 10 - Fall Break
Macroevolution

15
Oct 17-19 —Evolutionary Development13
Oct 24-26 —Exam 2 - Oct 24
Mutations; Population Genetics

6, 7
Oct 31-Nov 2 —Population Genetics, continued7
Nov 7-9 —Genetic Drift; Quantitative Genetics8, 9
Nov 14-16 — Quantitative Genetics, continued
Exam 3 - Nov 16
9
Nov 21-23 — Evolution of Sex; Sexual Selection16, 17
Nov 28-30 —Kin Selection & Cooperation18
Dec 9 —Final Exam: 2:30 - 4:20

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General Handouts
Lecture Notes
Lecture Notes Parts 1-2   Aug 24-31
Lecture Notes Part 3   Aug 31-Sep 19
Lecture Notes Part 4   Sep 26-Oct 3
Lecture Notes Parts 5-6   Oct 5-17
Lecture Notes Parts 7-8   Oct 26-31
Lecture Notes Part 9   Oct 31-Nov 9
Lecture Notes Part 10 Nov 14
Lecture Notes Parts 11-13 Nov 21-30


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