|Readings & Resources
Class is over! Enjoy your break.
What is a species? Species are the fundamental unit of ecology, yet biologists have never agreed on a single definition. We
will explore both the theory of species concepts and the practice of identifying species of vertebrates and insects. Readings
and lectures will cover introductory concepts in genetics and development, taxonomy and systematics, and the evolutionary
biology of diversity.
To identify species is to make decisions about patterns of variation, so workshops will emphasize the scientific process, basic descriptive statistics, and probability. On-campus field work continue a long-term project to assess and monitor the diversity of ground beetles on the Evergreen campus. A 5-day field trip to eastern Washington will emphasize field natural history.
|Lab 1, room 3049
|Wed 9 - 10 am
|Lab 1, room 3056A
|Tues 12 - 1 pm
|By appt, or drop-in M-F 1-4
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