ENVS 312 Systematic Biology 3.0 Credits
This is an introduction to systematic biology. The primary tasks of systematics are 1) the discovery, description, and classification of biodiversity to construct a general reference system for life on Earth; 2) the reconstruction of the "tree of life": the descent relationships among units of biodiversity at multiple hierarchic levels from genes to phyla; and 3) the application of reconstructions of decent relationships to the study of evolution. Phylogenetic systematics, concerned with units of biodiversity at the species level and above, will be emphasized.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENVS 202 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 126 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 133 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 141 [Min Grade: D]
...CHEM, CHEC, and ENVS (excluding MATH 310 , MATH 311 and MATH 312 ) 300+ level CoE...