BIOL-L 567 is a graduate course in evolution—focusing on the theoretical underpinnings. Beginning in 2010, I have put more focus on evolutionary ecology and behavioral ecology. The goal will be to complement our graduate courses in evolutionary genetics. Topics will include life-history theory, evolution of sex, sexual selection, evolution of social behavior, evolution of virulence, the evolutionary ecology of speciation, and macroevolution. I also plan to cover some of the basic theory for population genetics and quantitative genetics. Graduate standing or permission of the instructor is required. Advanced undergraduates in Biology are welcome.
Typically, the class meetings are part lecture and part discussion in an informal atmosphere.