Comparative Vertabrate Morphology
This course explores the relationship between form and function in selected vertebrate taxa. Emphasis is placed on trends in vertebrate evolution that allowed vertebrates to move from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. Lectures integrate data from topics such as locomotion, feeding, size and scaling, with issues of historical importance and current interest. Labs include dissection of preserved vertebrate animals, field work, and a visit to a museum.
Natural Science and Mathematics