BIOL-329 Natural History of Early Vertebrates Laboratory

This course will be an examination of patterns and processes in the natural history of this unique subset of vertebrates, otherwise known as "Ichthyoids." Through the different laboratories students will be introduced to field and laboratory methodologies of identifying Pennsylvania early vertebrates, specimen handling, collecting techniques, dissection, preparation, and field sign recognition. This upper-level biology/ecology course is designed to be taken by students to fulfill distribution requirements during their sophomore, junior and/or senior years. Laboratory may not be taken without BIOL-328. Prerequisite: BIOL-205 or BIOL-202. 1 SH. 3 laboratory hours.