BIOL 032. Animal Biodiversity.

The Kingdom Animalia consists of an extremely diverse group of taxa found in distinct habitats all around the globe. In this course, students will examine this diversity through both an evolutionary and a physiological lens, learning what characteristics are used to unify and discriminate between different animal taxa. Course content will cover topics such as species concepts, phylogenetic trees, the unifying characteristics of major animal phyla, and comparative physiology. Much of this content will be discussed under a theme focused upon the role of the environment in shaping the evolution of animal form and function.
Prerequisite: BIOL 001   and BIOL 002   or permission of the instructor.
Natural science and engineering practicum.
Lab required.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS.
Spring 2023. Leach.
Spring 2024. Leach.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
Department website: Biology website.

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