SLE341 - Ecological and Conservation Genetics
|Year||2016 unit information|
Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
SLE111 and SLE254
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%
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All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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