Foundations of Biology: Biodiversity


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Office hours for Spring 2016: T 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Th 10:00–11:00 a.m., or by appointment


The syllabus is available here.

Blackboard page

The Blackboard page will be used to administer evaluations and distribute documents and grades.

Lecture presentations

All presentations are available as PowerPoint files (because these use copyrighted images under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law, they are restricted to students in the class, and require login) Viewing these requires either PowerPoint or the PowerPoint viewer.

Graded study sessions

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  2. How to view your evaluation results (to study for the final)

Term project

The term project, "Three-taxon analysis", is here, and there is a template to help you write it.


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Biodiversity at Cal Poly Pomona

Catalog Description

BIO 123/123L - Foundations of Biology: Biodiversity (3/2)

Biodiversity is examined at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels with an emphasis on phylogenetic relationships. Laboratory provides exposure to basic laboratory and field techniques and introduces major groups of living organisms, habitats in which they reside and factors affecting their ecology and evolution. The third of three foundation courses required of all majors offered by the Biological Sciences Department. Product fee required.