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SLE341 - Ecological and Conservation Genetics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

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

Craig Sherman

Prerequisite:

SLE111 and SLE254

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

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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