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Spring 2016-2017
EEB 314   na, npdf

Comparative Physiology

Megan E. McSherry
Katherine M. Sullivan

This course explores the mechanisms of animal function in the contexts of evolution, ecology and behavior. We will cover the physiological bases of osmoregulation, circulation, gas exchange, digestion, energetics, motility, and neural and hormonal control of these and other processes in a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, thereby revealing general principles of animal physiology as well as specific physiological adaptations to differing environments.

Sample reading list:
Hill and Wyse, Animal Physiology, 4th ed.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly laboratories, 3 lab practicals, 1 lab report.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211.

Other information:
Background in chemistry and physics recommended.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41086 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Carl C. Icahn Laboratory   101   Enrolled:16 Limit:48
41087 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:9 Limit:24
41088 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:7 Limit:24