Jul 01, 2022  
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 216 - Mammalogy


Provides an introduction to the ecological and evolutionary contexts that led to the radiation of mammals, and a strong grounding in the physiological/reproductive strategies that differentiate mammals from other tetrapods.  Students are exposed to the common techniques used in studying mammals, including an introduction into DNA technology.  The major orders of mammals is reviewed and important recent shifts in the classification are discussed.  When appropriate, Maine mammals are used to illustrate concepts.  Students further this emphasis through the preparation of museum-quality specimens or a research paper.  Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. 

Prerequisites: BIO 117 and BIO 118, or permission of instructor.

Course Typically Offered Spring - Alternate Years

Credits: 4