Undergraduate Course: Molecular Ecology (ZLGY10007)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will look critically at how problems in ecology, such as measuring individual reproductive success, can be solved (or not) using molecular techniques. It will cover issues from the individual to the population level, including mating systems, gene flow and population history, identifying parentage, measuring relatedness, sex identification and the study of sex ratio, measuring inbreeding and the potential of molecular techniques in conservation.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% In-Course Assessment
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand how molecular approaches can be used to address ecological questions.
- Have insight into the evolutionary and ecological processes that shape genetic variation in natural populations.
- Know how to critically evaluate a scientific manuscript and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of the research.
- Be able to plan your own research project in molecular ecology.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Alex Twyford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5455
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Law
Tel: (0131 6)51 3689