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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


BIOL 24 Vertebrate Zoology

This course will examine origins, diversity, structure and function within and among the vertebrate classes (including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). We will consider the evolution of the vertebrate body plan and innovations associated with common organ systems (e.g., skeletal, muscular, digestive, sensory, etc.) shared by different taxa. In addition, we will consider specialization of form and function to the diverse ecology of vertebrates as well as the manner in which very different taxa cope with similar habitats and environmental demands. In so doing, we will draw on evolutionary principles such as adaptation, convergent and parallel evolution and evolutionary constraints. The course will primarily consist of lecture and readings with examination of specimens and opportunities for off-campus field trips. Offered in alternate years.

Instructor

R. Calsbeek

Prerequisite

BIOL 15 or BIOL 16

Distributive and/or World Culture

SCI

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Offered

17F: 10