Uses mammals as a model system to investigate functional morphology. Focus on discussing primary literature, modern methodological tools used in functional morphology, and group research projects. Research-intensive format allows students to conduct research projects using resources and specimens in the Biology Department and Burke mammalogy collection. Prerequisite: BIOL 443, BIOL 448, BIOL 452, BIOL 453, or 3.0 in BIOL 350, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.