I teach two undergraduate classes and participate in the graduate-level course offered within SAFS. I teach my major topic area at the 400 level and meet incoming "applied sciences" (including SAFS majors) students at the 100 level a great mix. The UW catalogue descriptions follow, along with the class links.
Genetic concepts and methods in conservation and management, with emphasis on aquatic species. Includes: genetic diversity; fragmented populations; genetically viable populations; management of wild populations, captive populations (including aquaculture); reintroductions into the wild; hatchery - wild interactions; forensics. Labs include molecular approaches, salmon broodstock management.
This course will examine the methods and statistical approaches in quantifying the genetic variation underlying complex traits. Topics include description of quantitative traits (means, variances, correlations and offspring-parent regressions), estimating heritability and response to selection, G matrices, general linear models and maximum likelihood, line crosses, sib analysis. Computer-based exercises include manipulation of data sets.
Living systems viewed from the subcellular to the community level, emphasizing the diversity, functioning, and interaction of whole organisms. Topics covered include plant and animal diversity, plant structure and function, general ecology and evolution. Emphasizes the position of humans in the biological world. For nonmajors and majors in biology-related fields who need a thorough two-quarter introduction to biology.