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BIOL 465: Macroevolution

(Dual-listed with EEOB 565). Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: BIOL 315
The history and diversity of life on earth; evolutionary patterns and processes above the species level. Diversity from a phylogenetic perspective. Empirical exercises include: phylogeny estimation, ancestral states, estimating diversification rates, evaluating the tempo and mode of evolution, biogeographic patterns, and trait associations across the tree of life.