BIOL 585 (Winter)
Game Theory and Evolutionary Dynamics (3 credits)

(Given in alternate years: not offered in 2011-2012)

Instructors:
Claire de Mazancourt
W3/20 
(514) 398-6508
claire.demazancourt@mcgill.ca
Workload:
3 credits (1.5 - 1.5-6)
Prerequisite:
BIOL 308, BIOL 434 or permission of instructor
Content:
This course is intended for graduate and final year undergraduate students. It deals in depth with mathematical models of game theory and evolutionary dynamics. Classical models and state of the art papers will be presented. The course will explore replicator dynamics and their resulting evolutionary outcomes. Important applications such as evolution of altruism and dynamics of HIV infections will be discussed.
Readings:
Evolutionary Dynamics : Exploring the Equations of Life, Martin A. Nowak
Method:
Seminars, class discussions and computer practicals.
Evaluation:

Student participation in discussions, and a presentation and report on a student personal project.

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/integrity/ for more information).

Last update: March 18, 2011