Sensory physiological principles with emphasis on visual and chemical cues. Laboratories will use behavior to measure physiological processes. (Given at Beaufort.) Prerequisites: AP Biology or introductory biology or consent of instructor and Chemistry 101DL. One course.
Introduction to the principles of evolutionary genetics and variation of complex phenotypic traits. Genetic variation, neutral theory, natural selection, quantitative genetics, human population genetics, phylogenetic reconstruction, evolutionary genomics, and evolutionary bioinformatics. Prerequisites: Biology 20 or 202L. One course.
Field-based study of plant diversity. Collection, identification, and ecology of plant species in a specific forested location. Biodiversity informatics, plant evolution, and ecology. One course.
Overview of plant communities in the mountains, piedmont, and coastal plain of North Carolina, primarily through field trips. The dominant native plants of each community; the biology and identification of important invasive species. Required weekend field trip to the mountains, and several weekend day trips. One course.