EEB466 Approaches to the Study of Biodiversity Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2014

About This Course

This course uses the collections, research, and public gallery areas of the Royal Ontario Museum to expose students to the ways in which biodiversity is discovered, analyzed, and interpreted in a museum setting. Topics include morphological and molecular approaches, taxonomy, classification, bioinformatics and e-taxonomy, and the interpretation of biodiversity for the public. Labs include ROM collections tours, guest lectures, and student databasing projects.