BIOL2007 - EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS
Note: all material herein is copyright © James Mallet and Kevin Fowler 1999-2008
TIMETABLE FOR YEAR 2008
Day   Time Lecture   -    Lecturer    -   [additional info]
 
    [Lectures are in Medical Sciences, H.O. Schild Pharmacology Lecture Theatre]
T 8 Jan  1:00 Course outline; Mendelian genetics and evolution - KF - [History of evolution links]
Th 10 Jan 1:00 Selection and the single gene  - JM
 

T 15 Jan 1:00 Evolution of genetic diversity - JM
Th 17 Jan 1:00 Mutation as a source of variation  - KF
 

T 22 Jan 1:00 Inbreeding and neutral evolution  - JM
Th 24 Jan 1:00 Selection on more than one gene - JM



T 29 Jan 1:00 Chromosomal evolution - JM
W 30 Jan  

Tutorial 1 - Work due in by Fri 25 January in Wolfson House Office

Th 31 Jan 1:00 Quantitative characters - KF
 

T 5 Feb 1:00 Evolution of quantitative characters - KF
Th 7 Feb 1:00 Frequency dependent selection - KF
 

T 12 Feb 1:00 [SEXUAL SELECTION VIDEO! (Optional but highly recommended)]
W 13 Feb

Darwin's Birthday Party - The Natural History Museum (optional)
Th 14 Feb 1:00 Evolution of sex and sexual selection  - JM
 

T 19 Feb 1:00 Evolution in space and time - JM
W 20 Feb

Tutorial 2 - Work due in by Fri 15 February in Wolfson House Office
Th 21 Feb 1:00 Mimicry - JM



T 26 Feb 1:00 Biodiversity and species - JM
Th 28 Feb 1:00 The origins of species - JM
 

T 4 Mar 1:00 Molecular evolution - KD
Th 6 Mar 1:00 Conservation genetics  - KD
 

T 11 Mar 1:00 Evolutionary trees and their uses - KF - [NEW! Estimate a phylogeny yourself!]
W 12 Mar
Tutorial 3 - Work due in by Fri 7 March in Wolfson House Office
Th 13 Mar 1:00 Artificial selection - KF
 

T 18 Mar 1:00

Phenotypic plasticity - KF

Th 20 Mar 1:00 NO LECTURE END OF TERM!

We ask you to download and print out the short note-form handouts (links) online a few hrs before each lecture.
JM = James Mallet ext. 020-7679-7412 email: j.mallet@ucl.ac.uk; KF = Kevin Fowler ext. 020-7679-7424 email: k.fowler@ucl.ac.uk; KD = Kanchon Dasmahapatra ext. 020-7679-5100.
TUTORIALS: Total of three, W 10-11, W1-2 or Th 2-3 in various rooms, every 3-4 weeks, starting early in the term. Alternative times may also be arranged if necessary.


See also:  COURSE OUTLINE; READING LIST; LECTURE READINGS; SAMPLE EXAMS; ONLINE COURSE MANUAL

BIOL2008 Spain Ecological Genetics Field Course: 10 days within approx. 2-14 Apr 2008.
NOTE: If you do not have an EU passport, you must URGENTLY contact the Spanish Consulate, for an interview (need at least 3 months to arrange interview for visa).
BIOL2008 Field Course Essay due: End of Spring Term, Wed 19 Mar 2008.  Titles to be arranged.


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