Biol420_07S - Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the...

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Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the Vertebrates Biology 420 http://science.peru.edu/compverts “Ex Africa simper aliquid novi.” --Pliny the Elder “The years have a way of caring for things that do not seek the safety of stone.” --Loren Eiseley The evolutionary rise and diversification of vertebrates is studied through a detailed analysis of comparative anatomical design among major vertebrate taxa in lecture and the use of comparative anatomical dissection techniques in laboratory. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory. Class schedule: Lecture (MW) 9:30 -10:45 a.m., Hoyt 105. Laboratory (T) 9:00-10:45 a.m., Hoyt 221. Prerequisites: Biology 101 and Biology 102 ( These are requirements, not recommendations .) Instructor: Dr. Richard E. Clopton, Professor of Biology. Education : BS (1987) Agriculture; MS (1989) Entomology; Ph.D. (1993) Parasitology; all from the University of Nebraska. Career : 1993, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Nebraska; 1994, Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; 1995-Present, Professor of Biology, Peru State College & Visiting Professor of Biology, University of Nebraska. My research is focused on the parasites of insects and mechanisms of speciation in hyperdiverse groups. Office Hours: I am usually in my office or the adjoining research laboratory when I am not teaching. Feel free to stop by. You may call or email to schedule an appointment. You may also call me at home (274-4195), although I would ask that you not call after 10:00 p.m. unless it is an emergency. If my answering machine picks up your call, please leave your name, number, and two times at which I can contact you. See the schedule below. R. E. Clopton, PhD (rclopton@oakmail.peru.ed) Office: Phone No. Hoyt 312 Daily Class & Office Schedule Spring 2007 872-2284 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8:00 am to 9:15 am Course Preparation Bio 420 Lab Hoyt 221 (Start 9:00) Course Preparation NSF RESEARCH Research/ Mentored UG Research 9:30 am to 10:45 am Bio 420 Lecture CompVert Evol Hoyt 215 Bio 420 Lab Hoyt 221 (to 10:45) Bio 420 Lecture CompVert Evol Hoyt 215 NSF RESEARCH Research/ Mentored UG Research 11:00 am to 12:15 pm Biol 101 Lecture Intro Botany Hoyt 105 Office Hours (Available for faculty meetings w 48hr notice) Biol 101 Lecture Intro Botany Hoyt 105 Reserved for Meetings, Recitals Research/ Mentored UG Research 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm Office Hours (Available for faculty meetings w 48hr notice) Office Hours (Available for faculty meetings w 48hr notice) Office Hours (Available for faculty meetings w 48hr notice) NSF RESEARCH Research/ Mentored UG Research 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Biol 101 Lab Intro Botany Hoyt 221 Biol 101 Lab Intro Botany Hoyt 221 Office Hours (Available for faculty meetings w 48hr notice) NSF RESEARCH Research/ Mentored UG Research 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm Biol 101 Lab Intro Botany (to 3:45) Biol 101 Lab Intro Botany (to 3:45) NSF RESEARCH NSF RESEARCH Research/ Mentored UG Research Text and Materials
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