Vertebrate Biology

Biol 365 / A Ecl 365 Lecture

Instructor: Dr. Dean Adams
241 Bessey Hall
294-3834
dcadams@iastate.edu
Prerequisites: credit or enrollment in Biol 212, 212L

Description: Evolution, classification, and ecology of major vertebrate lineages: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The course uses a comparative approach, examining the evolution, ecology, behavior, anatomy, and life history aspects of vertebrates. Selected topics include: systematics, speciation, locomotion, coloration, thermal adaptations, species interactions, communication and behavior, and spatial patterns. Laboratory exercises concentrate on morphology and identification of orders of vertebrates.
Class Meetings
MWF 9:00-9:50 AM

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