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Laboratory of Holly Ernest

Conservation Genomics

Conservation Genomics


beebirdNew Graduate Seminar offered –
Fall 2016

Topics in
Conservation Genomics


For Graduate students and postdocs interested in learning more to apply a diverse set of genomic tools to natural population conservation and management.

Wild animals, plants, microbes, fungi – all wild things with genomes.


Your choice of 1 or 2 units:

  1. 1 unit – journal article discussion each week to build your understanding of applications, science and art of applying genomic DNA analyses to wild organism conservation. One hour class time per week.
  2. 2 units – the activity listed above, plus active student participation (provide presentations and study assignments). Additional 30 min class time per week.
  • Course # PATB 5120 CRN 17336 (my preference) – or-
  • Cross listed with ECOL 5620-03 CRN 17391 (if you need ECOL units)
  • Sign up for either 1 or 2 units (see above for guidelines for 1 vs. 2 credits, email Holly)
  • Select S/U or letter grading – your choice (if need letter grades, check w/grad adviser)
  • Currently I need everyone to register for class (new UW requirements, need minimum # registrants). Postdocs – you may have 1 free course/semester benefit with your employment here, if so, get enrolled and sign up for course.  May consider postdoc auditors but no promises until have good # registrations.
  • Time and location on campus TBA: Email Dr. Holly Ernest ( that you signed up and I’ll send out a scheduling poll to find a common good time to meet for class.

Conservation genomics charts and image
Your Conservation Genomics Tour Guide: Dr. Holly Ernest, Professor, Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology

Download a PDF about the course here