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Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA

SBC329

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 11 am

Contact: Dr David Hone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Understanding the nature of the species and working out how species are related to each other are crucial parts of modern biology, especially in the context of biodiversity and conservation. This module will cover all aspects of the correct identification and naming of species and higher groups of organisms (taxonomy), the identification and description of evolutionary relationships between groups (systematics) and how these data are used in modern biological research. The work will be both theoretical and practical, with formal lectures and a fieldtrip. and will address both extinct and extant taxa. The content will cover challenges in describing biodiversity and novel advances in the field.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 6

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