FHL/BIOL 432 | Summer A 2019

Marine Invertebrate Zoology 2019

Credits: 9

Instructor(s): Dr. Gustav Paulay , Dr. Jingchun Li


This is an Upper-Division course (400-level) appropriate for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students.  Prior coursework in invertebrate biology or animal diversity will be useful; if in doubt, please contact one of the instructors.

Photo: Mikhail Matz


photo: Gustav Paulay
photo: Gustav Paulay
photo: Gustav Paulay

This course takes advantage of the rich marine biota of the San Juan Islands to teach the principles of animal organization and biodiversity. It emphasizes comparative study of form and function, and of complexity and diversity in phylogenetic and environmental contexts. It focuses on the study of living animals in the laboratory and field in the diverse marine habitats surrounding San Juan Island.

Instructors for this course are:

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. No textbook is required for this course.