Below are brief descriptions of the courses associated with the lab. If you are currently enrolled in one of the courses you can access lecture outlines, lecture presentations, exam scores, and other materials via Blackboard using your IPFW login and password.


Field survey in Vert Biology

Field survey during Vertebrate Biology lab (Biol 345)

Principles of Ecology and Evolution (BIOL 11700): Principles of organismic and evolutionary biology; a phylogenetic synopsis of the major groups of organisms from viruses to vertebrates; an introduction to genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes; population biology; community ecology; and behavior. This course is open only to science majors. (Fall)


Basic Human Anatomy (BIOL 21500): Introduction to anatomy using cadavers and anatomical models for investigations. Emphasis is given to the interrelationships of bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels from a regional approach. Specifically designed for students whom BIOL 203-204 is not accepted. (Fall)


Vertebrate Biology (BIOL 34500):Vertebrate diversity and the manner in which species are designed for their particular lifestyles; the relatedness and origins of the major vertebrate taxa; the basic vertebrate body plan; adaptations for feeding and locomotion; natural history of selected vertebrates; current conservation issues regarding vertebrates. Field experiences will include two weekend day trips. (Spring)

Molecular Ecology and Evolution (FNR 50500):
Lectures cover the genetic attributes of both conventional and contemporary molecular markers. Discussions focus primarily on the use of DNA-based markers to address issues in ecology and evolutionary biology (e.g. mating systems, systematics, and phylogeography). (Alternating Spring)


Evolution (BIOL 58000):A study of evolution as a basic concept of the biological sciences; an examination of current methods of experimentation within areas, as well as evidence for the possible mechanisms of evolutionary change. (Alternating Spring)