Description:Natural selection is a fundamental but often misunderstood concept in ecology and evolutionary biology. We will start by reading from the publications that laid the foundation for current approaches to studying natural selection (i.e.Endler and Lande and Arnold). Then we will turn to more recent papers on selection, from field measurements, including demographic analyses, to genomic evidence of selection.
First Meeting: 8/26/2013
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 10:00-10:50 am
Enrollment Limit: 15
Background: Some background in evolutionary biology is necessary to get the most and contribute fully to this seminar.
Course Text: individual readings
Instructor Contact Info:
Ruth Hufbauer firstname.lastname@example.org 970-491-6945