University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars

Greatest Hits in Vertebrate Evolution

This course will serve as an introductory course designed to introduce students to the concepts of evolution by studying the fossil record. The course will cover some of the major transitions in the evolution of vertebrates, such as the emergence of fish onto land, the origins of flight in dinosaurs, and the transition to bipedality in early hominids. We will pay extra attention to my area of expertise: major evolutionary transitions in marine mammals, including their return to the sea from land, the origin of echolocation, and the transition to filter feeding. This course will aim to teach students about the broader biological mechanisms that drive natural history and will involve both traditional and hands on learning opportunities.

University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars
  
 Greatest Hits in Vertebrate Evolution