I’m releasing a draft of my population genetics notes from the graduate level course I teach in the population biology graduate core course here at UC Davis. I developed these notes in the last iteration of the course I taught, and so they are still full of typos etc. I hope they will be of use to others.
I’m also releasing the latex, figures, and code for the figures as a gzipped tarball here, so that these notes can be rewritten by others for other classes/purposes. All of this is available from our lab github page.
The code and data for the R exercises are available here.
Theses notes, code, and all of the figures are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. So if you do reuse these you don’t need my permission, you just need to acknowledge me.
If they do prove helpful, it would be great if you also left a note here in the comments so that I get a sense of the uses that they are put to. Also typos, concerns, and corrections are welcome as comments on this page. The notes are not intended at the moment to be completely stand alone, and take a number of shortcuts in explaining concepts. My hope is eventually to turn them into xtml or a wiki where there could be links to expanded discussions of various topics. I will keep updating these notes overtime and in light of feedback, so hopefully they will develop into a useful resource.
These notes owe a debt to the huge literature of popgen papers and textbooks I’ve read over the years. I will also start to incorporate references etc in the notes to fill our my sources and resources, but I thought it good to get these notes out soon rather than later.
I’m happy to add more to this list.