Integrative Biology 200B
Principles of Phylogenetics: Ecology and Evolution

Spring 2011 meeting time:
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, room 3083 VLSB

"Principles of Phylogenetics: Ecology and Evolution" (IB200B) focuses on the use of a historical framework to answer ecological and evolutionary questions. This course covers applications of phylogenetics to ecology, evolution, development, functional morphology, populational genetics, conservation, biogeogeography, and speciation that are revolutionizing those fields. Labs are closely integrated with lectures and cover the major algorithms and software. Requirements include participation in discussion, two quizzes, and a term project. This project is an important practical experience; we allow (in fact, encourage) students to focus on questions that they are studying for their thesis or other research.

IB 200B is taught every other Spring semester and alternates with IB 200A "Principles of Phylogenetics: Systematics." Both are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. IB 200A covers the core theory and methodology for comparative biology: phylogenetic analyses using morphology and molecules, and living and fossil organisms.

Instructors:
David R. Lindberg, professor, Integrative Biology
phone: 510-642-3926
email: drl@berkeley.edu

Brent Mishler, professor, Integrative Biology
phone: 510-642-6810
e-mail: bmishler@berkeley.edu

GSI:
Nicholas J. Matzke, PhD candidate, Integrative Biology
Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday after lab, or by appointment
email: matzke@berkeley.edu

Background image adapted from a phylogeny of all organisms with complete genome sequences.

Last update Spring 2011
by Nicholas J. Matzke