Primate Evolutionary Genetics


Genetic perspectives on primate evolution. Interpretation of molecular data in understanding primate origins, historical and present-day distributions, and natural selection. Topics include: the genetic signature of pathogen pressure; population differentiation and local adaptation to ecological differences; genetic signatures of admixture, including in the human lineage; molecular marker-based tests of kin-biased behavior and paternal care; primate behavioral genetics and genomics; phylogenetic methods to investigate the evolution of primate social structures; conservation genetics. Recommended prerequisite: Biology 201L, 202L, or 203L, or Evolutionary Anthropology 101.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • EVANTH 310
Typically Offered
Spring Only