Course Detail for BIOS 34403

LocationDublin, Ireland (UCD)
DisciplineBIOS
ND Course Number34403
ND Course TitleInvertebrate Biology
Host University NumberZOOL 30050
Host University TitleDiversity of Invertebrates
Course Description

ZOOL 30050 Diversity of Invertebrates at UCD; Z0 3051 Invertebrate Form and Function at Trinity; In this course, we review the major groups of invertebrates which, apart from arthropods, account for most of the animal species on the planet. The course provides the tools for describing and understanding biodiversity and many of the species discussed play key ecological and economic roles. We review classification of invertebrates into major groups and examine some of the extraordinary solutions they have developed to movement, feeding, sensing and reproduction. Practical sessions illustrate the variety of invertebrate life and include a field trip to search for specimens on the shore. Key skills include scientific drawing and dissection and, above all, the skill of species identification, including classification, use of keys and guidebooks and taxonomic conventions. These skills underpin all ecological resarch and are essential for many jobs in environmental assessment and monitoring.

University Credit3
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Language of InstructionEnglish
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