Integrative Biology 172 Coevolution: From Genes to Ecosystems

Description: The biological world is shaped by interactions among species. These inter-specific interactions, such as between predators and prey, plants and pollinators, or hosts and pathogens, have led to an impressive array of adaptations, helping to explain the incredible organismal and genetic diversity on Earth. Our understanding of coevolution (the responses to reciprocal selection acting on two interacting populations) has been greatly facilitated in the last few years by conceptual advancements, new methods allowing direct tests of theory, next generation sequencing technology, and the advance of ‘omics’ approaches.
Prerequisites: Bio 1A and Bio 1B or equivalent required, Genetics or Evolution course suggested.
Expected Enrollment: 30