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Geobiology

 An introduction to the most important groups of invertebrates in the fossil record. Surveys the morphology, paleoecology, evolution, and geologic history of the protozoans, sponges, cnidarians, bryozoans, brachiopods, mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms. Lectures address the geologic history of each group, its range of habits, functional morphology, paleoecological and paleoenvironmental significance, and basic patterns of diversification and extinction. Lab exercises will focus on the recognition of basic morphological features of fossils and identification of important taxa. 3 cr/spr.

Department: 
Geoscience
Course#: 
304
Course: 
Geobiology
Credits: 
3
Instructor(s): 
Kelly, Clay
Semester: 
Spr