Evolutionary Biology

Bios 334, Fall 2008, Rice University

 

 

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Dr. David Queller

ext. 5220; email queller at rice.edu

Office hours: stop by any time (except just before class), though it's a good idea to phone or email first.

Office 209B Biology. Access is awkward. To avoid traffic through our lab, please enter through 211, go through conference room 211E at back

Charles Darwin

TAs:

Tracy Edwards , 137B Biology, email tracye at rice.edu

Sara Kalla 136B Biology, email skalla at rice.edu

Guest Lecturer Sept. 8-19. Dr. David Mittleman, email david.mittelman at bcm.edu

 

Who can take this course: This course counts as a group B course for Biosciences majors. Bios 202 is a prerequisite, but a good high school biology background should usually suffice, particularly if you are comfortable with the genetics parts. Non-majors who meet these conditions can do well in this course.

Announcements and homeworks: will be posted on owlspace and through email - do not ignore your owlspace email.

Other resources on owlspace:

Powerpoints. Files with "old" in their name are from last year and may be updated. These are a useful supplement to lectures, but they do not cover all the material.

Old lecture notes. There are no current lecture notes since I went to powerpoints. But these old out-of-date ones may be of some use.

The timing of lecture topics may shift some , but exam dates will remain fixed.

Approx. # lectures
Topic Reading in Freeman & Herron 4th
Reading in Freeman & Herron 3rd
1
Why study evolution?
1
1
1
The evolution of evolutionary biology
parts of 2, 3
parts of 2, 3
3
The evidence for evolution
2
2
1
Natural selection
3
3
1
Mutation and variation
5
4
4
Mechanisms of selection
6
5
3
Migration and genetic drift
7
6
2
Evolution at multiple loci
8,9