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EEB 122: Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (Spring 2009, Open Yale Courses).

Taught by Professor Stephen C. Stearns, this course presents the principles of evolution, ecology, and behavior for students beginning their study of biology and of the environment. It discusses major ideas and results in a manner accessible to all Yale College undergraduates. Recent advances have energized these fields with results that have implications well beyond their boundaries: ideas, mechanisms, and processes that should form part of the toolkit of all biologists and educated citizens. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance, and History Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Basic Transmission Genetics Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Adaptive Evolution: Natural Selection Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Natural Evolution: Genetic Drift Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – How Selection Changes the Genetic Composition of Population Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – The Origin and Maintenance of Genetic Variation Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – The Importance of Development in Evolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – The Expression of Variation: Reaction Norms Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – The Evolution of Sex Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Genomic Conflict Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Life History Evolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Sex Allocation Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Sexual Selection Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Species and Speciation Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Phylogeny and Systematics Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Comparative Methods: Trees, Maps, and Traits Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Key Events in Evolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Major Events in the Geological Theatre Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – The Fossil Record and Life’s History Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Coevolution Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Evolutionary Medicine Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – The Impact of Evolutionary Thought on the Social Sciences Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – The Logic of Science Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Climate and the Distribution of Life on Earth Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Interactions with the Physical Environment Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Population Growth: Density Effects Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Interspecific Competition Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Ecological Communities Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Island Biogeography and Invasive Species Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Energy and Matter in Ecosystems Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Why So Many Species? The Factors Affecting Biodiversity Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Economic Decisions for the Foraging Individual Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Evolutionary Game Theory: Fighting and Contests Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Mating Systems and Parental Care Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – Alternative Breeding Strategies Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Selfishness and Altruism Unlimited

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