Introduction to Conservation Genetics
NREM 475X/575X 3 cr.
This course is intended as an introduction to the concepts and technologies utilized in the field of conservation genetics through the examination of case studies and lectures.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of conservation genetic theory and methods and how those methods can be applied to answer questions related to the genetic structure of populations.
|They should also be
able to critically evaluate a conservation genetic research proposal as
well as evaluate the resulting data with regards to how it bears on the
original question. By the end of class the
students should have gained an understanding of the various genetic
tools, their applications and appropriateness for particular
conservation questions. Students should
also become familiar with conservation activities/guidelines at
national and international levels.