Biological Systematics and Curation
Principles, methods, and tools of taxonomy and systematics as applied to species delimitation, specimen-based research, nomenclatural codes, and the curation of biological specimens.
BIO
510
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall even years
Course Outcomes: 


Species

Students will be able to discuss species as the fundamental unit of biodiversity and the difference between species definitions and criteria used to delimit species.

Classification

Students will be able to discuss basic philosophies of classification and the relationship between classification, phylogeny, and nomenclature.

Nomenclatural Codes

Students will gain proficiency with nomenclatural codes and their relationship to specimen-based research products such new species descriptions, monographs, floras, and faunas.

Research Tools

Students will gain experience with a variety of specimen-based research tools.

Curation

Students will understand responsibilities of biological collections management and curation.