Evolutionary Zoology


An introduction to the diversity of animal form and function in the context of phylogeny and evolution, with a focus on the invertebrates, the majority of animals. Attention devoted alternately to individual branches of the tree of animals and to common themes in the ways animals have evolved to fit and shape their environments. Topics: morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, and ecology; genomic and molecular characteristics of each branch of animal life; and intersections of animals with human interests, including economic zoology, ecosystem services, and medicine.

Format: Lecture, Laboratory

Prerequisites: MCB2 or Fund Ecol or IntroNS (BIOL-UA 22 or 9022 or 63 or 100)

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: Ecology Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Additional Elective