AMNH-RGGS Elective Course
Course Title: The Tree of Life and Invertebrate Zoology
Proposer/Lead Instructor Name: Rob DeSalle (RD; Professor RGGS and Curator AMNH)
Other Course Instructor(s): Bernd Schierwater (BS; Professor TIHO, Hannover Germany and Research Associate, AMNH); Heike Hadrys (HH; Professor TIHO, Hannover Germany and Research Associate, AMNH).
Course Description: The course will take a modern and multidisciplinary approach to the study of Invertebrate Zoology, integrating classical anatomy, modern genomics and evo-devo. The course will cover all of the major invertebrate animal phyla (excluding protists) and use phylogenetic matrices to organize the anatomical and sequence information for each of the greater than 30 phyla we will focus on.
Duration in weeks: 4