Evolution, taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology. Concepts include evolutionary processes, taxonomy and phylogeny of the kingdoms of life, and ecological processes at the levels of the population, community and ecosystem. Intended for science majors.
- Explain fundamental concepts of evolution, including microevolution, natural selection, speciation, and the history of life on Earth.
- Classify organisms according to the Linnean taxonomic system.
- Describe biodiversity and phylogeny of microscopic organisms, including prokaryotes, protists, and yeasts.
- Describe biodiversity and phylogeny of macroscopic fungi.
- Describe biodiversity and phylogeny of macroscopic algae and plants.
- Describe biodiversity and phylogeny of important invertebrate animal phyla, including sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, nematodes, molluscs, annelids, arthropods, and echinoderms.
- Describe biodiversity and phylogeny of vertebrate animals.
- Explain principles of ecology at the levels of the population, community, and ecosystem.
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