Meet the Faculty

Theodore Garland

Theodore Garland is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at UC Riverside. The Research in Dr. Garland’s laboratory involves the evolution of complex phenotypes.  Through empirical, theoretical, and methodological studies, he has also been instrumental in developing the field of evolutionary physiology. Dr. Garland and his graduate students participate in the UCR Graduate Programs in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology; Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics; Neuroscience; and Biomedical Sciences. He serves as UCR co-Associate Director of NERE, the Network for Experimental Research on Evolution.

Created by Theodore Garland and Alan Brelsford


BIOL 105
Spring Quarter 2018


UC Riverside, BIOL 105
4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units

Covers the causal interpretation of organic diversity and adaptation. Topics include inference of evolutionary change from the fossil record and from genomic and molecular patterns; microevolution and macroevolution; systematics and the species problem; and natural selection, drift, and other forces of evolution.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: June 1, 2018 
Registration ends: Sep 26, 2018

First day of instruction: Sep 27, 2018
Last day of instruction: Dec 7, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Course meeting requirements: 
Must enroll in one of the above sections.
BIOL 005C with a grade of 'C-' or better, BIOL 102, CHEM 008C and CHEM 08LC, or CHEM 08HC and CHEM 08HLC, MATH 007B or MATH 009B or MATH 09HB, PHYS 002C, PHYS 02LC, BCH 100 or BCH 110A, one course in statistics; or consent of instructor.

Theodore Garland