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Evolution

Tentative Schedule

Date

Topic

Week 1 January 2

Introduction

1 Evolution: the facts

Week 2 January 9

2 Evolution: the theories

3 Mendel, Watson and Crick

4 Hardy-Weinberg: the basics

Week 3 January 16

5 H-W violations: random

Ice storm 2005 - UNBC closed

Reprise

Week 4 January 23

6  H-W violations: not so random

Reprise cancelled to prevent the spread of disease

7 Reprise revisited

Week 5 January 30

7 "Quantitative" genetics I

8 "Quantitative" genetics II

Quiz

Week 6 February 6

Quiz explained

9 Selection and Adaptation

10  Sex I: what and why?

Week 7 February 13

No Classes

 

Week 8 February 20

11 Sex II: so what (sexual selection)

12 Sex III: Parasite-mediated sexual selection

Class cancelled

Week 9 February 27

Stuck in Vancouver (do not fly Jetsgo!)

Finish off Sexual Selection

13 Sex Ratios

Week 10 March 6

14 Kin selection (text)

15 Life-history

Test

Week 11 March 13

Test explained

16-17 Species

Jamming with Keith

Week 12 March 20

16-17 Speciation

18 Classification and phylogeny (text)

Religious holiday

Week 13 March 27

Religious holiday

19 Heterochrony

20 Pre-Cambrian life

Week 14 April 3

21 The Cambrian so-called explosion (perhaps in retrospect)

22 Extinctions: mass and not so massive.

Recapitulation and conclusion

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