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

Lab sections

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

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Wesley Ogloff, MSc defense: “Climate change-related shifts in species interactions and diet in an Arctic marine ecosystem” — Tuesday, July 31 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Elise Couillard, MSc Defense: “Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) awareness of neighbours' vigilance is spatially explicit” — Wednesday, August 1 at 8:45 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Muriel Magnaye, MSc Defense: “Growth and post-spawning survival in capelin (Mallotus villosus) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland” — Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.