Functional Morfology Vertebrates

Course Code :2001WETFMV
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:4
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Aerts

3. Course contents *

This course deals with the functioning of the movement apparatus (musculo-skeletal system) of vertebrates.  Focus is on two important ecological functions - locomotion and feeding - determining to a large extent the fitness of organosms.  Several specific functions (swimming, flight, terrestrial locomotion, aquatic and terrestrial feeding...) are related to their morphological specialisations.