Evolution is the grand unifying idea of biology. This study of the evolutionary process covers genetic mechanisms of variation, natural selection change in populations, speciation, coevolution, and biogeography, as well as applications of evolutionary biology to real-world problems. The lab includes hands-on explorations of co-speciation, experimental evolution, phylogenetics, macroevolution modeling, and niche evolution.
Plants have evolved a stunning diversity of forms and reproductive strategies, occupy some incredibly challenging ecological niches, and form the basis of food webs and human economic systems. This course explores plant morphology and physiological processes, reproductive strategies, the evolution of major lineages, ecology interactions, and relations to human populations as food, medicine, fuel, fibers, and dyes. The lab includes hands-on explorations of plant morphology, growth, and physiology, evolution and phylogenetics, niche evolution, community ecology, and field sampling techniques.
An introduction to the fundamental components of organismal biology. This course explores topics in evolution and the diversity of life, plant and animal biology, animal behavior, and ecology.
This course introduces investigative techniques in biology and promotes the development of skills required for the analysis and presentation of scientific findings. This course aims to increase understanding of organismal biology by emphasizing topics at the level of organisms and above.
UNIVERSITY of colorado denver
An introduction to the processes and patterns of evolution. Topics covered include: history of evolutionary thought, origin of life, evidence for evolution, phylogenetics, evolutionary genetics, natural selection and other evolutionary forces, and speciation and biodiversity.
university of nebraska-lincoln
The study of biodiversity is a central focus of many biologists. This seminar course explores the history and theory relevant to species concepts and their differential application across the kingdoms of life.
Basic concepts and theory relevant to the application of phylogeographic methods, including rates of mtDNA and cpDNA evolution and their utility for genealogy reconstruction, gene trees vs. species trees, coalescent concepts and historical demography, molecular clock calibration, and the influence of life history and biogeography on patterns of relatedness.
rochester institute of technology
Emphasizes the development of testable hypotheses and implementation of appropriate observations and experiments on a series of topics relevant to field ecology in western New York.
university of rochester
Emphasizes the development of testable hypotheses and implementation of appropriate observations and experiments on a series of topics relevant to ecological and evolutionary studies in western New York.