Student-designed algal growth experiments to assess lipid production, since algae are being considered as a possible source of producing biodiesel
Survey of invertebrate diversity in Navajo Creek on campus and at Lake Katherine Nature Center
Presentations on animals to a local after-school program for elementary and middle school students
Course Description This course consists of a survey of the plant and animal kingdoms, with some coverage of the other domains of life. Phylogenetic relationships and physical, morphological, and behavioral adaptations of organisms are emphasized. We will seek to have a greater appreciation of the diversity of God’s creation in our study of microorganisms, fungi, plants, and animals. We will seek to link our academic understanding of taxonomy to environmental issues and practical applications through course readings and discussion.