BIOL 3300

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

(Lab Required) (Formerly BOTN 3000, ZOOL 3000) Evolution is the ultimate cause of biological diversity. This course introduces the major questions and research methods in evolutionary biology. Topics include evolutionary genetics, adaptation, speciation, and the reconstruction of evolutionary history. Not to be held with the former 022.400. Prerequisites: a “C” or better in one of BIOL 2500 (BOTN 2460, 001.246), BIOL 2501 (BOTN 2461), or PLNT 2520 (039.252); and any one of the following with a minimum grade of “C”: BIOL 2200 (ZOOL 2600, 022.260), BIOL 2210 (ZOOL 2320, 022.232), BIOL 2231 (ZOOL 2501, 022.250F), BIOL 2240 (BOTN 2110, 001.211), BIOL 2260 (BOTN 2210, 001.221), BIOL 2261, BIOL 3260 (BOTN 2290, 001.229); or consent of department.

Winter 2019 sections

Lecture section

  • A01
    CRN: 52133
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: January 07 – April 09
    Slot 7: 12:30 PM–1:20 PM, M.W.F.

Lab sections

  • B01
    CRN: 52134
    Tutorial Location: TBA
    Dates: January 02 – April 05
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, W.
  • B02
    CRN: 56141
    Tutorial Location: TBA
    Dates: January 07 – April 09
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, Th.

Important Date

June 4 – June 8: Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: William Bugg, PhD. Proposal: “Effects of early rearing conditions on the transcriptome of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)” — Wednesday, May 23 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Garett Allen, PhD Proposal: “Acid-base regulation in Stenohaline Osmoconforming Crustaceans” — Thursday, May 24 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Haoran Chen, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen fixing plant evolution: the major factors affecting biological nitrogen fixation” — Friday, May 25 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Ashley Tripp, MSc. Defense: “Temperature and pCO2: single and combined effects of climate change parameters on acid-base regulation in Louisiana red swamp crayfish” — Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.