Course Description

Bio 263: Molecular Ecology

One-half unit course for one semester. A survey of how molecular genetic tools are used to investigate ecological processes in natural populations of plant and animal species. Specific topics will include methods for sudying genetic variation at the protein and DNA levels, quantitative predictions from ecological and evolutionary theory, and application of molecualr genetic markers to research questions related to selection, patterns of migration, population bottlenecks and founder events, and plant and animal mating systems. Conferences will be student led and based on the primary literature. Lecture-conference.

Meeting time:

Tuesday & Thursday, 1:10-2:30 PM


Biology 101/102

Course staff:

The course is taught by Keith Karoly (Office - B240; phone - x7846; office hours by appointment; email [kkaroly at])