ECOS1075 Methods in evolutionary genetics (5 cr)
The course will introduce students to the use of genetic data in research in ecology and evolutionary biology. Hands-on exercises and small projects to analyze and interpret data using computer programs are used. Topics include population genetics and diversity, phylogenetic analyses, molecular evolution. The course develops critical thinking and emphasizes data management and open science principles.
- is able to apply analysis methods to genetic data
- understands the basis of the used methods and their relevance to research in ecology and evolutionary biology
- is able to critically interpret results
Recommendation: First-year Masters studies. Attendance is strongly suggested, to ease the work and encourage understanding.
Description of prerequisites
Research articles; Analysis instructions and Background texts available in the Moodle environment.
Participation in teaching (5 cr)
The course includes lectures; demonstrations and computer-based practical exercises for genetic data analysis. Attendance in all exercises is strongly encouraged. Course tasks, project reports and a learning diary are evaluated.