Course overview; Genetic transmission in populations
We'll start the day by getting acquainted with one another. I'll ask each of you to introduce yourself and to say a bit about your interests and what prompted you to take the course. (It's OK if the only reason you're taking the course is that it's one way to fill a requirement for the BS/MS in Conservation and Biodiversity. If that's your reason for taking the course, I hope that you'll see why it's one way to fill a requirement by the end of the course and that you've found it worthwhile.)
Then I'll provide a broad overview of the topics I anticipate we'll cover. (I'll adjust the amount of time we spend on various topics depending on what you find most interesting/intriguing) and work through our first concrete example, mother-offspring combinations in Zoarces viviparus. If there's time, I'll also demonstrate R and Stan. If I don't get to it in the lecture, you'll see R in the virtual lab exercises, and I'll illustrate Stan on Thursday.