Prerequisite: ENV 502 or permission of the instructor. (Offered as needed/1 credit)
This course will examine genetic variation as the raw material of evolutionary processes and as a tool for assessing the past and present evolutionary history of populations or species. The use of molecular data in determining the relationships among species will also be discussed. Molecular techniques that are especially useful to conservation and evolutionary biology will be introduced in the laboratory, and their applications will be extensively discussed.