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NRES 499 XM1 - Special Topics - Conservation Genetics-N Amer

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Experimental course on a special topic in natural resources and environmental sciences. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours as topics vary. Class Schedule Information: Field trip fee may be assessed for some sections.

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Conservation genetics is an interdisciplinary study of the dynamics of gene pools within populations of species with an emphasis on promoting genetic diversity and reducing the risk of species extinction. Topics will include natural selection, genetic variation and drift, mutations and interbreeding, the effects of landscape fragmentation and invasive species on metapopulations, and conservation strategies to safeguard selected priority species. This course would appeal to persons involved in animal and plant sciences, ecologists, wildlife managers, and evolutionary and developmental biologists. Online scheduled class sessions require each student to have high speed internet access and either a headset with microphone or an external microphone and speakers so they may participate in the class discussions. Wireless internet is not recommended.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 1

Term(s): Spring


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