Calendar

WEEK # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Day 2
Introduction: The Basic Dynamical Systems of Evolution
2 Day 1
Forces of Evolution I: Complications

Day 2
Forces of Evolution II:
Optimization
3 Day 1
Forces of Evolution III: Mutation, Migration

Day 2
Forces of Evolution IV: Genetic Drift
Lab 1 out
4 Day 1
Evolution at the Molecular Level I

Day 2
Evolution at the Molecular Level II
5 Day 1
Evolution at the Molecular Level III

Day 2
The Algebra of Evolution: Price's Theorem I
Lab 1 due
6 Day 2
The Algebra of Evolution: Price's Theorem II
7 Day 1
Detecting Selection

Day 2
Detecting Selection: A Case Study
8 Day 1
Codon Volatility

Day 2
Coalescent Theory and Phylogenetics
9 Day 1
Evolutionary Phylogenetics

Day 2
Evolutionary Phylogenetics
10 Day 1
Quantitative Genetics I

Day 2
Quantitative Genetics II; Host-parasite Interactions
Lab 2 out
11 Day 1
Host-parasite Interactions and Disease Models

Day 2
Evolutionary Stable Strategies
12 Day 1
Developmental Evolution

Day 2
Quantitative Genetics II
Lab 2 due
13 Day 1
Final Project Presentations

Day 2
Final Project Presentations (cont.)
14 Day 1
Final Project Presentations (cont.)

Day 2
Finale: The Future of Evolution
Final project due