This topic will teach students how to use genetic information to address consequential questions in ecology, conservation, evolution, behaviour and forensics. The topic will cover theoretical concepts, practical work and several case studies of real research in modern conservation and ecological genetics. Emphasis will be given to explain how different fields of science can benefit from integrating genetic knowledge into their research agenda. Topics covered include the use of data and theory in genetics and genomics to:
Students completing this topic will have a broad understanding of how genetic diversity is distributed in individuals, populations and species. This knowledge is essential to:
These two aspects are central in the formation of any modern professional in biological sciences.