Laboratory Exercise on Bivalve Functional Morphology
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This page first made public: Jun 4, 2009
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At the start of the activity, the instructor will explain that studies of functional morphology, leading to reconstruction of life habits, is essential to paleoecological research and to interpretation of the biological significance of evolutionary trends. An example of each is to be provided.
Students will explain the logic by which, with or without the aid of the instructor, they have arrived at their conclusions, .
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