The process by which new species arise is fundamental to understanding life�s diversity, with implications for how we define and protect species. In this class, we will explore models of adaptive and non-adaptive speciation and how we test, find evidence for, and distinguish among these. Each class will include both a short lecture and discussion. Students will be able to choose and work on independent projects on any area of speciation research. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1220 and EBIO 3080. Same as EBIO 4040.