COMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
Studies the adaptation of animals to their environments. Adaptive mechanisms for marine, freshwater, terrestrial and extreme environments will be examined using a combination of morphological, physiological, biochemical, molecular and evolutionary perspectives. The course will focus on broad range of invertebrate and vertebrate animals with the goal of understanding the physiological and biochemical strategies they have evolved that allow them to successfully thrive within the uniqueness of each environment. This is a graduate level course for graduate students with an undergraduate degree in the biological/life sciences. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S. program in biology. Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. Not offered every semester.