I’ve posted the notes on genetic drift. We’ll be covering a lot of pretty complicated stuff this week. I encourage you to take a look at the notes beforehand. There’s a good chance that many parts of them won’t make a lot of sense, but if you’ve reviewed them before we get to lecture, you’ll be in a better position to ask questions in class.
I also have to apologize for Thursday’s lecture. The video is now linked from the lecture detail page, but I forgot to turn the microphone on. As a result, you see all of the slides, but there isn’t any audio. I deeply regret the error. I’ll do my best not to repeat it in the future.
I’ve updated the notes on the genetics of natural selection and on estimating viability (as an example of how the components of selection may be measured). As noted in the lecture detail page for Tuesday, we’ll start by reviewing inbreeding, F-statistics, and Structure. Please come with prepared with questions, whether they concern things you’d like to know more about or things you’re confused about.
I recorded a new version of the lecture for 12 September. It seems to be working now (and you won’t have to suffer through as many bad jokes as if I were there).
I don’t know what the problem is, but I just checked the video I uploaded yesterday, and it isn’t working. The video stream is there, but there isn’t any sound. I’ll try to record it later this afternoon (Zurich time). I hope there will be a functioning version on the website by early afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed.!
Project #1 is now available. There is a bit of a hitch right now, though. For some reason, I can’t get the ZIP files to download from the links in the Project notes, even though the ZIP files are there. There’s a good chance I won’t have that fixed before Tuesday, but Nick has copies of the ZIP files he can share, and I can find another way to share them if we need to.
There is also a short recording with a bit of information about Strucutre linked from the lecture detail page for Tuesday. Please email me if you have any questions. It may take me a while to respond, but I’ll do my best to get back to you while I’m away. We will also take some time a week from Tuesday to talk more about Structure. So come with. questions then. too.
I’ve posted the lecture notes for analysis of genetic structure with individual assignment. As noted in the lecture detail page for 12 September, I will be attending a conference in Zurich, Switzerland that week. If all goes well, I will record a brief video and post it to the Kaltura channel going over the basic principles underlying <tt>Structure</tt>. The project should help you become familiar with how the program works and how to interpret the results. If you have questions about how it all works, be sure to remember them. I’ll take as much time as we need to. take on Tuesday the 19th to answer questions you have.
On a different note, I am adding links to recordings of the individual lectures to the lecture detail page. That means you can find them either through. the Kaltura channel linked on the Overview page or through the lecture detail page.