Biology 201 or Biology 220
This course explores the evolutionary ecology of freshwater invertebrates in lakes, rivers and wetlands. Lectures will focus on the phylogeny, life histories, behavior, trophic importance, and conservation significance of freshwater invertebrates. Classroom discussions and writing assignments will be based on readings from the primary literature. Laboratory will involve collecting invertebrates in the field (including at times outside of class hours and in wet conditions), identification, and a project.