Teaching overview

I teach a variety of classes: usually a portion of the Graduate Core course (phylogenetics), a mandatory course for all graduate students; a 400-level (upper level undergrads and beginning grad students) course on macroevolution; introductory biology (Biodiversity: Bio150); and a variety of smaller graduate seminars. My usual teaching load is Macroevolution every fall, Core every fall, Biodiversity every other spring, and usually a graduate seminar or two (often phyloseminar) per semester. In 2015-16, I’ll be stepping back from teaching Core to start a new, intensive graduate class on phylogenetic methods.
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Macroevolution 2018: Class 12, Extinction 2

Learning objectives

  • Understand about phylogenetic diversity as a conservation metric
  • Be able to understand how estimates of conservation risk can take into account relatedness
  • Use phylogeny to predict extinction risk

Also, cool breaking news: solid evidence that a member  of the Ediacaran biota was an animal: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6408/1198 (Sept 21, 2018)

 

UTKEEB464_Lecture12_Extinction2_2018.pptx

UTKEEB464_Lecture12_Extinction2_2018.pdf