**Conservation Genetics** Course Homepage

Steven Kalinowski

Syllabus

**Class 1: Tuesday Aug 27**

Summary: Introduced class, reviewed basic genetics

Handouts: Syllabus, Genetics terms

Assignments (due Th): Read Ch. 1, Read Ralls et al. (1979) and Berger et al. (1990), be ready for quiz on genetics terms.

**Class 2: Thursday Aug 29**

Summary: Discussed papers

Handouts: None

Assignments: Population viability homework

**Class 3: Tuesday Sept 3**

Summary: Discussed papers

Handouts: Hardy-Weinberg problems

Assignments (due Th): Read Taberlet et al. 1997, Read Chapter 3

**Class 4: Thursday Sept 5**

Summary: Discussed first and second homework and Taberlet paper

**Class 5: Tuesday Sept 10**

Summary: Discussed inbreeding homework, genetic diversity, Hardy-Weinberg tests

Handouts: Spirit bears Hardy-Weinberg problem

Assignments (due Th):PVA Homework, Panther data file (to be opened by Vortex), Read Hoekstra et al, Read Chapter 4

Notice: I have installed Vortex 9.9 on a computer in my lab for students that need a computer to do this assignment. The comptuter is in AJMJ Room 24. The room should be open during normal working hours. I have left on a desk with instructions on how to run Vortex and open the homework data. Please email me if you have any questions, and please leave the lab as you found it so other students can use this computer. --Thank you.

**Class 6: Thursday Sept 12**

Summary: Discussed Hardy Weinberg and Hoekstra paper

Assignments (due Tues): Read McClean et al.

**Class 8: Thursday Sept 19**

Summary: Developed mathematical models of selection

Assignments (due Tues): Read chapter 6, Petrie 1994, Marshall et al. 1998

**Class 9: Tuesday Sept 24**

Summary: Discussed 3 selection papers

Assignments (due next Tues): Prepare for quiz on selection. Read genetic rescue paper.

**Class 10: **

Summary: Discussed mutation and gene flow

Assignments (due Thursday): Read Florida panther paper and weed dispersal paper.

**Tuesday October 8**

Summary: Discussed genetic drift

Assignments (due Thursday): Read whaling paper

**Thursday October 10**

Summary: Discussed effective population size

Assignments (due Tuesday): Read whaling paper, grizzly bear paper, New Zealand snapper paper

**Tuesday October 22**

Summary: Discussed inbreeding. Here is the handout (including homework). Here is the data you need for the homework.

Assignments: Prepare for quiz on Th. Be ready to discuss following paper on Thursday: Keller et 1994

**Thursday October 24**

Summary:
Be ready to discuss following papers nextThursday: Ralls et al. 1988, Schiegg 2002, and this one

**Thursday November 7**

Summary: Discussed population structure. Here is the handout.

Assignments: Be ready to discuss papers on Atlantic salmon and Scots pine

**Reading assignment for Nov 14**

Human genetic diversity papers: Rosenberg et al., Manica et al., Novembre et al.

**Reading assignment for Nov 19**

Hybridization papers: Allendorf et al.; Campton et al.; Muhlfeld et al.

**Reading assignment for Nov 21**

Forensics papers:Whales; Elephants; Birds