Course code:



M - Intermediate

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

This course provides students with the opportunity to put their knowledge of ecology and diversity into an evolutionary framework.

The emphasis is on how populations of organisms are currently evolving, with a focus on the ecological context of natural selection. Topics in the course include the genetic basis of evolutionary change, selection and adaptation, reproductive effort, co-evolution, the ecology and evolution of sex, behavioral ecology, speciation, and applied evolutionary ecology.

In addition to a textbook, students read several original research articles. The course has two lectures and one discussion section per week. Evaluations are based on exams and short essay sets.


Biology I and II or equivalent.

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