BIOL 594 (Fall)

Advanced Evolutionary Ecology

(Not offered in 2017-2018)



Instructor(s):
A. Hendry
Redpath Museum
(514) 398-4086 x00880
andrew.hendry@mcgill.ca
Workload:
3 credits (3-0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 304, BIOL 308 or permission
Content:
Interactions between ecology and evolution, particularly as they play out on contemporary time scales. The class is based on 12 chapters of an in-press book by the instructor on Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics. Chapters (and therefore lecture/discussion topics) include natural selection, adaptation, adaptive divergence, gene flow, ecological speciation, population dynamics, community structure, ecosystem function, plasticity, and genetics.
       
Readings:
   
Chapters of Eco-evolutionary Dynamics and additional readings from the primary literature.
 
   
Method:
   
You must read assigned chapters/papers, attend classes, and regularly contribute to class discussions. In addition, each student will design and complete a scientific paper in a style suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Actual submission to journal is not necessary but every effort will be made to facilitate submission of suitable papers. Papers can include new theoretical models or literature reviews that test the predictions of existing models. Many previous papers from the class have been published in peer-reviewed journals and some have garnered many citations.
   
Evaluation:
   
Class participation and scientific paper    

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 22, 2017