BIO 530—Mechanisms of Speciation


Gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which new species arise, the species as a basic unit of phylogeny, and the importance of species in macroevolutionary processes.


Students will prepare several short essays on topics discussed during the quarter, and will present one or more topics to their classmates.

Grading scale:

Subjective and holistic, like the Graduation Writing Test. The grade is based on performance in written work, classroom presentation, and participation.


BIO 213, BIO 325, BIO 303; or consent of instructor.

This is official class material of BIO 530 as taught by Curtis Clark. It is subject to change without notice to anyone but students currently enrolled in the class.

Fall Quarter, 2002
© 2002 by Curtis Clark