Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

BI488
Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation
0.5 Credit

A lecture and laboratory course that takes a thematic approach to the study of invertebrate zoology, with a focus on functional morphology, developmental processes, and modes of reproduction, and on how these types of studies combined with molecular evidence and cladistic analysis provide insight into the evolutionary relationships amongst the major invertebrate groups. In addition, the contribution of the invertebrates to the functioning of healthy ecosystems, and the need to conserve diversity in these important organisms will be examined.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
BI256.
Exclusions
BI283*.
Notes
3 lecture hours, 3 lab/tutorial/seminar hours