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The home page of Bruce Walsh at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.

Contact information

  • Office phone: 520 621-1915; Departmental FAX: 520 621-9190
  • e-mail: jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu
  • mailing address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biosciences West, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
  • Office location: 322 Bio Sci. West

Other University of Arizona Affiliations:

  1. Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics
  2. Joint appointment with Molecular and Cellular Biology
  3. Joint appointment with Plant Sciences
  4. Joint appointment with Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  5. Joint appointment with Animal Sciences
  6. University of Arizona Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch (aka Bio5)
  7. Center for Insect Science
  8. Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Insect Science
  9. Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics
  10. Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics

Instructor for the following International Courses in 2010-13. (full list and course notes)

  1. 7 to 11 June 2010. Quantitative Genetics of Selection Response, Wageningen University, Holland. Course Notes
  2. 23 May - 3 June, 2011. GIGA Graduate Course in Quantitative Genetics, Universite de Liege, Belgium. Course Notes
  3. 30 Jan - 9 Feb 2012. Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics. University of Uppsala, Sweden. Course Notes
  4. June, July 2012. Mixed Models in Quantitative Genetics, EISG/Edinburgh (June), SISG Seattle (July) Course Notes
  5. 7 - 11 January 2013. Tucson Winter Plant Breeding Institute
  6. 29 June - 14 July 2013. Advanced topics in plant and animal breeding. Technical University of Munich, Germany. --- Course notes

Scientific advisory boards

  1. Family Tree DNA

Other Affiliations:

  1. Associate member, Center for Integrative Genetics, Norway.

Here's my wife's (Lee's) home page

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 since 17 October 1995 

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Quick hits: The most popular sites on this server

  1. Quantitative Genetics Resources
    1. Volume 1: Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits
    2. Volume 2: Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

  2. Lepidoptera-related Websites (master site = www.azleps.org)
    1. Southeastern Arizona butterflies
    2. Southeastern Arizona moths
    3. Common Caterpillars of SE Arizona
    4. Northern Mexico and Sonora butterflies
    5. Sphingidae and Saturniidae of Sonora, Mexico
    6. Mountain Ranges, habitats and classic locations of SE Arizona
    7. Moth Collecting and Curation Techniques

  3. Recent Class Notes for U of A courses (complete list). Alas, courses from 2010 and beyond are on the University D2L system, which does not allow guest access for non U of A persons. Drop me an email if interested in more recent notes.
    1. Introduction to Forensic DNA Evidence (EEB 208) [Spring 2008]
    2. Genetics (EEB 320) [Fall 2009]
    3. Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics (EEB 519A) [Spring 2007]
    4. Advanced Topics in Biological Statistics (EEB 581) [Spring 2006]
    5. Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data (EEB 597e) [Spring 2005]

  4. pdf files of recent seminars, talks, and course notes

  5. pdf files of recent papers

  • My humor page
  • Interesting useless facts --//-- why Macs rule -


  • We trained hard .... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized.. ... I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization . Petronius Arbiter, 210 BC.

  • Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. Sign in Einstein's office at Princeton

  • Best comment in response to my "What did you like least?" question in my recent class evaluations: "..he looks too healthily --- I prefer that professors have a pasty, unkempt, spent-too-much-time-in-the-lab look"

  • "640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates, 1981.

  • "We the willing are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so few and for so little that now we are qualified to do anything with nothing". Anon.

  • "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk". Thomas Edison.

  • "We are in the business of kicking butt. And business is very, very good". Charles Barkley .


    Bruce Walsh. jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu . Comments welcome.