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Biodiversity: An Exploration of the Diversity of Life
Are you curious about the many forms that life takes on this planet? We will start with an overview of taxonomy--the art and science of naming living things--and a discussion of just what it means for something to be alive. We will then proceed on a journey through the tree of life, briefly glimpsing each of the major groups: animals, fungi, plants, protists, bacteria, and viruses. Along the way we will discuss research into the purpose and function of organisms, using a combination of lecture and discussion with outside readings. William Davis is a post doctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan who hopes to share his joy in learning about new organisms.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 03/14/2018 - 05/02/2018
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location : Church of the Good Shepherd - Social Hall
Address : 2145 Independence Blvd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Instructor : Davis William
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : COMPLETED