INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY: EEB 4275 FALL 2012
Textbook: R.C. Brusca and G.J. Brusca. 2003. Invertebrates. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates Inc.
Lecture: 9:00-9:50am M,W,F - TLS Rm #313
Lab: Wednesdays 1-4pm or 5-8pm
Professor: Dr. J.N. Caria
office: TLS 483
TA: Frank Smith
office: BioPharm 322
Research Articles of the Week!!
Invertebrate Zoology is an incredibly active area of biological research. Here are examples of exciting research relevant to what we've learned in class!
Choanoflagellate genomes hold metazoan-like surprises!
[http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/279/1747/4559.full.pdf+html The enigmatic vampire squid are often interpreted as phylogenetic relics, with features of both octopi and squid. But what are the strange retractile filaments of these organisms?
Cool Videos to Check out:
The Curiously Complex Lifecycle of Simbion pandora. Ever wonder how members of the phylum Cycliophora remain on a lobster's mouthparts when the lobster molts?
Other Links of Interest:
Invert of the Month! The Florida Museum of Natural History has great resources and links--check them out by visiting the Invert of the Month! and continue exploring from there!
Creature Cast Dr. Casey Dunn, Professor of Invertebrate Zoology at Brown University, has his undergraduate students create artistic interpretations of the natural history of invertebrate animals! These video projects and student friendly descriptions of exciting discoveries in invertebrate biology can be found at the Creature Cast blog.