OEB 10. Foundations of Biological Diversity


  • Professor: Brian D. Farrell, Ann Pearson, Elena Kramer, Collin Johnson, Mansi Srivastava
  • Term: Fall
  • Days: M, W, F
  • Time: 10:30-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 144594
  • Subject Area: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

An integrated approach to the diversity of life, emphasizing how chemical, physical, genetic, ecological and geologic processes contribute to the origin and maintenance of biological diversity. Topics to be covered include the evolution of metabolic pathways, multicellularity and structural complexity; causes and consequences of differences in diversity over space and time; the role of species interactions (including symbioses) as an evolutionary force; and the evolution of humans and their impact on the environment.

Note: Knowledge of introductory molecular, cellular biology, and genetics is recommended.