Eric B. Liebgold                                   Teaching
 
Classes I currently teach at SU
 
 
 
EVOLUTION
BIOL 375
As the unifying principle of biology, evolution integrates levels
of biological organization, with a focus on biological changes
over time and the evidence of the shared evolutionary history
of all living things. Topics include speciation; extinction; population
processes of selection and adaptation, genomics, and
the molecular basis of evolution; sexual selection; life history
evolution; and the application of evolution to medicine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ECOLOGY
BIOL 310
Introduction to the interactions between organisms and their
environment. Biotic and abiotic factors affecting individuals,
populations, communities and ecosystems emphasized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIOLOGY OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS (Spring in odd years)
BIOL 423/523
Focuses on many aspects of the study of reptiles and
amphibians, including evolution, taxonomy, physiology,
behavior, mating systems, ecology and conservation. Labs
and field trips emphasize identification, field observation and
natural history of local species.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORNITHOLOGY/Biology of birds (Spring/even years)
BIOL 405/505
Study of birds. Topics include form and function, systematics,
speciation, behavior and communication, reproduction,
migration, ecological topics including demography, population
dynamics, community structure and conservation. Field trips
emphasize identification and natural history of local species.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TROPICAL BIODIVERSITY IN COSTA RICA (J-term in even years)
BIOL 299/399 (299 counts as a BIOL lab course & as a Gen Ed IVA Science lab)
Study of the biodiversity and ecology of the tropics in Costa Rica. This winter course takes students to diverse tropical habitats where they estimate biodiversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.