School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Species: Dinosaurs to DNA

Module code: BIO397

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr David Hone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Understanding the nature of the species and how they are defined is a crucial part of modern biology, especially in the context of biodiversity and conservation. This module will cover all aspects of the correct identification and naming of species and higher groups of organisms (taxonomy) and how these data are used in modern biological research. The work will be both theoretical and practical, with formal lectures and a fieldtrip. and will address both extinct and extant taxa. The content will cover challenges in describing biodiversity and advances in the field.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6