This course is a broad survey of genetic principles and techniques as they apply to the management and conservation of wildlife populations. Beginning with an overview of foundational genetic concepts, the course will progress through contemporary techniques of measuring and characterizing genetic diversity to basic modeling of population genetics. Special emphasis will be placed on the genetics and evolution of small and fragmented wildlife populations. Some lab activities will be incorporated to complement and reinforce concepts and materials covered in lecture. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisites: C- or better in HC BIO 12104 and BIO 12204 or equivalent or Hocking College Associate Degree in Wildlife or Fish Sciences.
Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.