Courses

OEB 141. Biogeography - (New Course)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

Catalog Number: 85974 
Gonzalo Giribet 
Half course (spring term). M., W., 2–3:30. EXAM GROUP: 7, 8
Biogeography aims to explain distributions of organisms through historical and ecological factors. This course will focus on the history of biogeographic research, developments in the area of historical biogeography, and on ecological processes that affect distributions of whole clades. Topics include plate tectonics and earth history, vicariance and dispersal, areas of endemism, phylogenetic niche conservatism, latitudinal gradients in Read more about OEB 141. Biogeography - (New Course)

OEB 181. Systematics

Semester: 

Fall

Catalog Number: 5459 
Gonzalo Giribet 
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 10-11:30; laboratory on Wednesdays with hours to be arranged.
Theory and practice of systematics, emphasizing issues associated with homology statements and alignments, methods of tree reconstruction, and hypothesis evaluation. The course combines theoretical considerations, paying special attention to algorithmic aspects of phylogenetics, with the use of different computer programs for conducting evolutionary and phylogenetic analyses.
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OEB 51: Biology and Evolution of Invertebrate Animals

Semester: 

Spring

Catalog Number: 7873 Enrollment: Limited to 12. 
Cassandra G. Extavour and Gonzalo Giribet 
Half course (spring term). Lectures Tu., Th., 10-11:30; laboratory on Wednesdays with hours to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 12, 13
Introduction to invertebrate diversity, will cover the development, adult anatomy, biology and evolutionary relationships of the main animal phyla including sponges, mollusks, annelids and arthropods among others. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the broad diversity of animal forms and their adaptations to Read more about OEB 51: Biology and Evolution of Invertebrate Animals

OEB 310. Metazoan Systematics

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2015

Catalog Number: 3975 
Gonzalo Giribet 3854 

Graduate Courses of Reading and Research

OEB 91r. Supervised Reading

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

Catalog Number: 6374 
Gonzalo Giribet and members of the Department 
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Supervised reading on topics not covered by regular courses. For OEB concentrators, work may be supervised by faculty in other departments, provided it is co-sponsored by an OEB faculty member. For non-concentrators, work must be directed by an OEB faculty member. Students must submit a registration request to the OEB Undergraduate Office before enrollment. Students cannot take OEB 91r and 99r Read more about OEB 91r. Supervised Reading

OEB 99r. Supervised Research

Semester: 

Fall

Catalog Number: 7744 
Gonzalo Giribet and members of the Department 
Half course (fall term; repeated spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Course taken in one or more semesters to obtain credit for independent research, including research toward a senior thesis. Work should be directed by an OEB faculty member or have an OEB faculty sponsor. All students must submit registration materials for OEB 99r at the time of enrollment.
Note: Laboratory safety session required.