EEB459H1: Population Genetics


A focus on theoretical population genetics, using mathematical models to understand how different evolutionary forces drive allele frequency change. Students learn how to mathematically derive classic results in population genetics. Topics include drift, coalescence, the relationship between population and quantitative genetics, selection in finite populations, and mutation load. Offered in alternate years; next offered in 2018-19.

Recommended Preparation: 

A solid understanding of basic algebra and calculus.

Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
Living Things and Their Environment (4)