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SLE341 - Ecological and Conservation Genetics

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Craig Sherman


SLE111 and SLE254



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.  Students are also expected to attend 3 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, 4 x 2 hour seminars per trimester at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus.


In this unit students will cover the theory and practice of collecting and applying genetic data to ecological, evolutionary and conservation questions.  Students will learn how genetic data can be used to understand ecological and evolutionary processes that occur at the species, population and individual levels. Topics covered include population genetics, molecular approaches to behavioural ecology, molecular and adaptive variation, phylogeography, speciation and hybridization, conservation genetics, epigenetics and phenotypic plasticity. Drawing on examples from animals, plants and micro-organisms, students will apply their knowledge to specific problem based learning activities and will gain hands on experience in the statistical analysis of ecological genetic data.


Online quizzes 15%, two assignments (30%, 15%) 45%, final examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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