Fundaments of Evolution

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**Problem set 4 is now posted ).**

EEB 600a is the first semester of the new graduate core for incoming EEB graduate students. Its role is to serve as a broad introduction to evolution, providing the foundation for future work. EEB 600B, Fundaments of Ecology, it is second semester course and focuses on (you guessed it) Ecology.

This course will assume only a minimal background, and hence is also suitable for graduate students in other departments who wish to obtain solid fundamentals in evolution.

**Meeting time and Place:** Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. BSW 302.

- Problem Set One
- Problem Set Two
- Problem Set Three
- Problem Set Four
- Problem Set Five

Lectures one and two have now been corrected and are suitable for downloading

Tuesday 21 August | Lecture 1 | Basic probability and discrete distributions | Walsh |

Thursday 23 August | Lecture 2 | Continuous distributions, moments and expectations, sampling theory | Walsh |

Tuesday 28 August | Lecture 3 | t, F, and chi^2 distributions | Walsh |

Thursday 30 August | Lecture 4 | bivariate distributions, covariances, regressions | Walsh |

Tuesday 4 September | Lecture 5 | Introduction to Matrix alegbra and linear models | Walsh |

Thursday 6 September | Lecture 6 | Matrix Eigenstructure and the Multivariate Normal | Walsh |

Tuesday 11 September | Lecture 7 | The general linear model | Walsh |

Thursday 13 September | Lecture 8 | Likelihood and bayesian methods, jackknife and bootstrap methods | Walsh |

Tuesday 18 September | Lecture 9 | Molecular Basis of Evolution | Ochman |

Thursday 20 September | Lecture 10 | Dynamics of Genes in Populations | Ochman |

Tuesday 25 September | Lecture 11 | Molecular Evolution and Nucleotide Substitutions | Ochman |

Thursday 27 September | Lecture 12 | Phylogenetics | Maddison |

Tuesday 2 October | Lecture 13 | Y-chromosome Evolution | Hammer |

Thursday 4 October | Lecture 14 | Models of Evolution: Selection vs. Neutrality | Ochman |

Tuesday 9 October | Lecture 15 | Models of Evolution: Molecular Clocks | Ochman |

Thursday 11 October | Lecture 16 | Reductive Evolution in Bacterial GenomesĘ | Nancy Moran |

Tuesday 16 October | Lecture 17 | Non-Mendelian Processes: SD, Transposition, etc. | Ochman |

Thursday 18 October | Lecture 18 | Comparative Genomics and Genome Structure | Ochman |

Tuesday 23 October | Lecture 19 | Measuring Univariate Selection | Walsh |

Thursday 25 October | Lecture 20 | Measuring Multivariate Selection | Walsh |

Tuesday 30 October | Lecture 21 | Quantitative Genetics | Walsh |

Thursday 1 November | Lecture 22 | Quantitative Genetics | Walsh |

Tuesday 6 November | Lecture 23 | Evolution of Sex and Sex Ratios | Ochman |

Thursday 8 November | Lecture 24 | Sex Chromosomes and Sexual Selection | Ochman |

Tuesday 13 November | Lecture 25 | Genetics of Speciation and Haldane's Rule | Ochman |

Thursday 15 November | Lecture 26 | Units of Selection | Ochman |

Tuesday 20 November | Lecture 27 | Evolution of Complexity | Rick Michod |

Thursday 22 November | Thanksgiving Holiday |
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Tuesday 27 November | Lecture 28 | Scientific Bandwagons | Markow |

Thursday 29 November | Lecture 28 | Extinctions | Ochman |

Tuesday 4 December | Lecture 30 | Wrap-up | Walsh |

**Bruce Walsh**(course coordinator)- office: BSW 302
- phone: 621-1915
- Office hours -- by appointment
- Home page
- e-mail : jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu

**Howard Ochman**- office: LSS 233
- phone: 626-8355
- Office hours -- by appointment
- e-mail: hochman@u.arizona.edu