Contemporary problems and issues in genetics and physiology as they relate to aquatic and fisheries sciences.
This course will provide students (both field and lab-centric) a forum to discuss innovations in sequencing technologies that have recently evolved to play major roles in physiology, ecology, and population genetics. The format will include presentations from researchers using the technologies, discussions of challenges unique to working with non-model organisms, and a survey of tools available for data analysis.
Student learning goals
Develop understanding of current and developing laboratory techniques that can be used to address natural resource issues.
Appreciate of interdisciplinary interactions with peers
General method of instruction
The class will meet once a week and the format will vary. For some approaches there will be a brief "education" to get everyone up to speed. There will be presentations from students, the instructor, and special guest lectures. The class will be interactive and attendance by the public is encouraged.
Class assignments and grading