Teaching

Bio 200 EVOLUTION WITH LAB

Evolution is the grand unifying idea of biology. This study of the evolutionary process covers genetic mechanisms of variation, natural selection change in populations, speciation, coevolution, and biogeography, as well as applications of evolutionary biology to real-world problems. 

Biol 3445 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION

An introduction to the processes and patterns of evolution. Topics covered include: history of evolutionary thought, origin of life, evidence for evolution, phylogenetics, evolutionary genetics, natural selection and other evolutionary forces, and speciation and biodiversity.

Bios 998 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN SPECIES CONCEPTS AND SPECIATION

The study of biodiversity is a central focus of many biologists. This seminar course explores the history and theory relevant to species concepts and their differential application across the kingdoms of life. 

Bios 998 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN PHYLOGEOGRAPHY
AND SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELING

Basic concepts and theory relevant to the application of phylogeographic methods, including rates of mtDNA and cpDNA evolution and their utility for genealogy reconstruction, gene trees vs. species trees, coalescent concepts and historical demography, molecular clock calibration, and the influence of life history and biogeography on patterns of relatedness.

Bio 341 GENERAL ECOLOGY LAB

Emphasizes the development of testable hypotheses and implementation of appropriate observations and experiments on a series of topics relevant to field ecology in western New York.

Bio 225 LABORATORY IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Emphasizes the development of testable hypotheses and implementation of appropriate observations and experiments on a series of topics relevant to ecological and evolutionary studies in western New York.

 
photos by R. Laport, J. Ramsey, & T. Ramsey.

Contact

ROBERT G. LAPORT

Rhodes College
Department of Biology
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN  38112

laportr[at]rhodes.edu