OEB 53. Evolutionary Biology

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Andrew Berry
  • Term: Spring
  • Days: M, W, F
  • Time: 10:30-11:45
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 142224
  • Subject Area: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

The course covers micro- and macro-evolution, ranging in its focus from population genetics through molecular evolution to the grand patterns of the fossil record. Topics emphasized include both natural and sexual selection, the ecological context of adaptation, genomic and developmental mechanisms of evolutionary innovation, speciation, phylogenetics, and evolutionary approaches to human problems.
Prerequisite: Life Sciences 1b or permission of instructor.