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Wildlife Conservation Genetics

WCON305

Description

Genetics form a key component of modern wildlife management, providing tools aiding our understanding of taxonomy, conservation of small populations, and hybridization, as well as enabling non-invasive population monitoring and enhancing wildlife forensics. During this course, students will encounter the basic concepts of genetics, with an emphasis on population genetics and genetic techniques useful in wildlife management. Prominent topics covered include genetic variation, the role of gene flow and genetic drift on population viability, and key genetic markers used by wildlife biologists. Students will explore case studies illustrating the applicability of concepts in genetics to wildlife management.
Pre Reqs:
3 Credits From List [BIOL103DE,BIOL105DE,BIOL1XXDE,BIOL201DE,BIOL203DE,BIOL2XXDE,BIOL301DE,BIOL305DE,BIOL3XXDE,BIOL4XXDE]

Dates

Apr 5, 2021 — May 9, 2021

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410