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ENV BIOL 2501 - Evolutionary Biology II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: BIOLOGY 1101 or BIOLOGY 1401 & BIOLOGY 1201 or BIOLOGY 1202 or BIOLOGY 1001
Assessment: Practical reports, essay, quiz, final exam
Syllabus:

This course addresses key components of evolutionary biology from the perspective of molecular evolution, from the perspective of individual organisms evolving attributes to cope with and exploit spatially and/or temporally variable and different environments, and from a macro-evolutionary perspective. Natural selection, sexual selection, kin selection and inclusive fitness are used to develop an understanding of the behavioural, morphological and physiological adaptations of individual organisms to their environments, as well as an understanding of the interactions and co-evolutionary processes that occur between organisms both intra- and inter-specific (reproductive strategies, mating systems, competition, predator-prey, plant-herbivore, host-parasite, mutualisms, facilitation). Molecular evolution and population genetics provide the mechanics for evolution. Knowledge of these and biogeographic changes are used to develop the ideas of species and speciation, to construct phylogenies, and to interpret the fossil record and patterns of extinction

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22717 LE01 185 95 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20826 PR03 72 21 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
10 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
22718 PR01 72 33 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 450, Laboratory