Dec 19, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

BIOL 652 Biological Diversity and Evolution

This course is an inquiry into the origin and evolution of patterns of biological diversity. It begins with an overview of the biogeochemical history of the Earth, theories of origin of life, diversification of metazoans during the Panerozoic, and the nature and causes of periodic mass extinction events. Biological diversity is considered at molecular, population, and community levels. This course counts toward the required core in the Environmental Sciences/Environmental Biology PhD track. (Course offered in the fall only.)

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

3 Credit(s)