Course_Poster_Fall-2014-LLD edit - Lesley Lovett

Biology Course Offerings
Fall/Winter 2014-2015
BIOL 2336: Biology of Seedless Plants
To grow a plant, you start with a seed, right?
In fact, the first plants on Earth, that built up
the Oxygen-rich atmosphere on which we
depend, had no seeds, and many survive to
the present day. Meet these pioneers of life
on land in Class, in the Lab and in the Field
this Fall!
BIOL 3436: Conservation Biology
The protection of Species & Spaces at
risk. As our human population grows,
habitats are fragmented, and the diversity
of wildlife declines. We’ll examine
strategies for promoting conservation and
stewardship that build on both the
acknowledgement of “nature’s services”
and the appreciation of nature “for its own
BIOL 3566: Evolution
Evolution operates at several scales and acts to
explain biodiversity, speciation, development,
physiology, sex, and death. We see it in the
ongoing “arms race” between pathogens and
their hosts, and the apparent “fit” between
organisms and their environments. We will show
how several lines of evidence converge to help
us understand and appreciate the diversity of life.
“There is grandeur
in this view of life…
[in which].. endless
forms most beautiful
and most wonderful
have been, and are
being, evolved.”
Charles Darwin
BIOL 4107: Limnology
The study of inland waters: lakes, rivers,
streams and wetlands --their formation,
physical and chemical attributes and the
ecology of aquatic plants, animals and
microorganisms. We’ll explore the global
supply and distribution of freshwater and
the management and protection of
freshwater systems.