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Martin, Andrew Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Research projects include the landscape ecology and population genetics of rodents associated with plague and Bartonella; the diversity, evolution and biogeography of microbes, the molecular systematics and evolution of sharks and rays; the historical biogeography of neotropical fishes; conservation genetics of endangered trout and desert fishes; rates of molecular evolution; and evolution of multigene familie.

keywords

  • Evolutionary and conservation genetics

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EBIO 1010 - Introduction to Quantitative Thinking for Biologists
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Focuses on the collection, visualization and analysis of data that are relevant for advancing critical thinking, student-directed learning, and the development of quantitative analysis skills, with an emphasis on using R and examples from ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • EBIO 1100 - Biology and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Lect. Studies the dynamic relationships between the biological sciences and society. Areas of inquiry include interconnections between ecological and evolutionary theory and concepts and emergent questions being raised on a societal level. Students will explore topics such as human populations and sexual reproduction; biological factors affecting sociability and social patterns; environmental change with a focus on global biodiversity and the services to people; natural resource management; and public health. Recommended for majors and non-majors.
  • EBIO 3080 - Evolutionary Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Lect. and lab. Emphasizes the fundamental evolutionary concepts that provide explanations for the diversification of life on Earth. Specific topics include the evidence for evolution, adaptation by natural selection, speciation, systematics, molecular and genome evolution, and macroevolutionary patterns and processes. Recitations allow students to explore specific topics in more depth and smaller groups. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 (minimum grade C-). Degree credit not granted for this course and EBIO 3680.
  • EBIO 4460 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Familiarizes students with specialized areas of biology. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 5460.
  • EBIO 4811 - Teaching and Learning Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its evaluation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education, methods to discover student preconceptions, and the design, testing and evaluation of various instructional interventions. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 1150 or EBIO 1210 and MCDB 2150 and MCDB 3145. Same as EDUC 6811 and MCDB 4811 and MCDB 5811 and EDUC 4811.
  • EBIO 4870 - Independent Research: Upper Division
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • EBIO 4990 - EBIO Honors Thesis Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    To be taken during the final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of the final phase of honors research and thesis preparation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Recommended prerequisites: minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared EBIO major and approval by departmental Honors program.
  • EBIO 5000 - EBIO Colloquia
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    All first year EBIO graduate students are required to attend the EBIO Colloquia Series. Speakers from around the world and within the department cover topics in all areas of biology. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.
  • EBIO 6000 - Seminar: Introduction to Biological Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Discusses areas of biological research represented in EBIO. Required of all first-year graduate students in EBIO.
  • EBIO 6200 - Seminar in Population Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Same as EBIO 6210.
  • EBIO 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.
  • EDUC 4811 - Teaching and Learning Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its evaluation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education, methods to discover student preconceptions, and the design, testing and evaluation of various instructional interventions. Same as EDUC 6811 and MCDB 4811 and MCDB 5811 and EBIO 4811. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 1150 or EBIO 1210 and MCDB 2150 and MCDB 3145.
  • EDUC 6811 - Teaching and Learning Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its evaluation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education, methods to discover student preconceptions, and the design, testing and evaluation of various instructional interventions. Same as EDUC 4811 and MCDB 4811 and MCDB 5811.
  • MCDB 4811 - Teaching and Learning Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its evaluation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education, methods to discover student preconceptions, and the design, testing and evaluation of various instructional interventions. Same as EDUC 6811 and EDUC 4811 and MCDB 5811 and EBIO 4811. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 1150 or EBIO 1210 and MCDB 2150 and MCDB 3145.
  • MCDB 5811 - Teaching and Learning Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its valuation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education, methods to discover student preconceptions, and the design, testing and evaluation of various instructional interventions. Same as MCDB 4811 and EDUC 4811 and EDUC 6811.

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