2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

BIO 484 Conservation Genetics

Application of genetic data to conservation-related issues and ecological questions. Topics include small population size, population structure and gene flow, inbreeding, conservation breeding, and genetic identification and monitoring. Lab portion includes field sampling to collect and store biological samples, methods for extracting DNA from different sources, amplifying DNA, and analysis of genetic data from ongoing projects. The course will provide students with essential laboratory skills to conduct future genetic research or that are necessary for some career some positions in wildlife and conservation biology. Three hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week. This is a link course with BIO 584.



Cross Listed Courses

BIO 584


BIO 200 and BIO 290

General Education


  • Irregular