BIOL 3300

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

(Lab Required) (Formerly BOTN 3000, ZOOL 3000) Evolution is the ultimate cause of biological diversity. This course introduces the major questions and research methods in evolutionary biology. Topics include evolutionary genetics, adaptation, speciation, and the reconstruction of evolutionary history. Not to be held with the former 022.400. Prerequisites: a “C” or better in one of BIOL 2500 (BOTN 2460, 001.246), BIOL 2501 (BOTN 2461), or PLNT 2520 (039.252); and any one of the following with a minimum grade of “C”: BIOL 2200 (ZOOL 2600, 022.260), BIOL 2210 (ZOOL 2320, 022.232), BIOL 2231 (ZOOL 2501, 022.250F), BIOL 2240 (BOTN 2110, 001.211), BIOL 2260 (BOTN 2210, 001.221), BIOL 2261, BIOL 3260 (BOTN 2290, 001.229); or consent of department.

Winter 2018 sections

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructors: Jeffrey Marcus
    CRN: 52133
    Lecture Location: 315 Buller
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Slot 7: 12:30 PM–1:20 PM, M.W.F.

Lab sections

  • B01
    Instructors: Jeffrey Marcus
    CRN: 52134
    Tutorial Location: 401 Biological Sciences
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, W.
  • B02
    Instructors: Jeffrey Marcus
    CRN: 56141
    Tutorial Location: 415 Machray Hall
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, Th.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Austein Mcloughlin: “The development of RNA interference-based biotechnologies for the sustainable management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum” — Thursday, December 14 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.