BIOL 3400 - Comparative Vertebrate Evolution and Anatomy
Goals: To investigate the form and function of anatomical features of a variety of animals, using the comparative method to assess the relative importance of evolutionary history and differing environments on morphology. Dissection with be emphasized.
Content: The evolution and integration of morphology, with emphasis on the roles of homology, ontogeny and adaptation to diverse environments as influences on form and function
Taught: Alternate years, spring term.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1800 and 1820, or permission of instructor.
Note: NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.