The lecture notes are posted here in PDF form. They are also avaliable at Copiesmart in the UBC Village. The class will follow the lecture notes only loosely. These notes are provided as an extra add-on; if the difference in coverage between class and notes bothers you, please just take notes in class.


Assignment 3: Due Oct. 8.

Assignment 2: Answers

Assignment 1: Answers

Helpful materials

Approximate course outline

Formula sheet

Old midterm; another previous midterm, Midterm 2008 answer key, Midterm 2009, Midterm 2010, midterm 2014, and and an old final, with its answers .


Prof. Michael Whitlock

Office: Biodiversity 216

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-2:30 (and after class)



Classes are in room 40 of the Food Health and Nutrition Building, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:20.

The midterm will be on either October 22 or October 29, determined by majority vote of the class.

Assignments are due in class.

The (optional) textbook is Charlesworth and Charlesworth, The Elements of Population Genetics.

There are also many references on reserve in Woodward Library, including copies of Hartl and Clark.

The final grade for BIOL 434 will be composed of 50% final exam, 30% midterm, and 20% assignment marks and class participation.

Make-up policy: Make-ups for the final exam will follow the university policy. No make-ups for the mid-term are given. If a student misses the mid-term for a valid reason, the final exam grade will be counted for the mid-term as well.

Some quantitative genetic practice questions are here. (answers