The Genetics of Conservation Biology/Lab

Subject code


Course Number



D. Dearborn

Course Long Title

The Genetics of Conservation Biology/Lab

Cross Listed Courses


Conserving biodiversity is important at multiple scales, including genetic variation within species. Does a species have enough variation to evolve in a changing world? Are individuals differentially adapted to local environmental variation? In a captive population of a rare animal, which individuals should be bred to minimize the erosion of genetic variation? Lectures and labs cover the fundamentals of classical, molecular, and population genetics, applying them to current issues in biological conservation. Prerequisite(s): BIO 202, 206, 242 or 270.

Modes of Inquiry

Scientific Reasoning [SR]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years