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2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 576 - Evolutionary Ecology

Fall, even years (3) Duffy

This course presents a conceptual and empirical exploration of interactions between environment and evolution of organismal structure, function, and behavior in deep time through contemporary ecological time scales. Topics include natural selection and adaptation, sexual selection and mate choice, evolution of life histories, speciation, coevolution, human evolutionary ecology, and evolutionary responses to human-induced environmental change. Reading, discussions and writing projects draw from the primary literature, concentrating on examples involving marine organisms.