2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    Feb 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

BIOL 3650 - Invertebrate Biology

Goals: To examine the form, function, reproduction, ecology, and phylogeny of invertebrate animals. To recognize characteristics unique to particular taxa, and homologies that reveal relatedness among taxa.

Content: Principles of phylogenetic analyses; characteristics of major invertebrate taxa; investigation of the ecological relevance of invertebrates through reading and discussion of primary literature. Laboratories will include behavioral and physiological experiments, field trips to study invertebrates in their natural habitats, and surveys of invertebrate phyla.

Taught: Alternate years, spring term

Prerequisites: BIOL 1800 and 1820

Credits: 4