Biological Diversity and Evolution
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
- Tutorial/Seminar: 2 (biweekly)
Interactions of organisms with each other and with the environment in the ongoing process of evolution by natural selection are examined in the context of the interplay of form with function – for bacteria and fungi, for plants and animals, for individuals and populations, and for communities and ecosystems. Major topics include regulation, homeostasis, growth and development, reproduction, and adaptation.