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BIOL 429 - Biological Diversity

(3 units)
Survey of biological diversity at taxonomic, species, and ecosystem levels, emphasizing historical and current patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and current conservation challenges.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 191A ; BIOL 192  or NRES 217 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain the ecology, classification, and morphology of a large number of taxa (species, genera, etc.), including the taxonomic relationships and key characteristics of organisms and lineages (things that all biologists should know).
2. answer fundamental questions about the causes and consequences of diversity. For example: “What is the most common mode of speciation?”, “Do all lineages of organisms diversify at a similar rate?”; and “How does organismal diversity affect ecological processes?”.
3. read and discuss scientific literature.


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