Unit

School Of Science And Health

Principles of EvolutionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300980.1

Discipline: ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Paul Rymer


Prerequisite
300802 Biodiversity AND 300816 Cell Biology

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit is designed to impart an understanding of the core concepts in modern evolutionary theory, and an appreciation of the central position it plays in unifying all sub-disciplines of biology. The unit will cover modern synthesis, phylogenetics, phylogeography, origin of variation, genetic drift, natural selection, and coevolution, with a major emphasis on evolutionary mechanisms and analytical techniques.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to have laboratory coat and covered shoes for practicals



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