Every other year, I teach EEB462 (Phylogenetic Systematics) together with Dr. Santiago Claramunt (ROM Curator or Birds) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. The course takes a deep dive into how you get from data to a phylogenetic hypothesis that we also teach you to interpret. We cover all the optimality criteria, as well as alignments, phylogenomics and time trees.
Beginning each fall, I teach EEB266H (Animal Diversity: Invertebrates) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. The course focuses on the diversity of invertebrates (e.g. sponges, jellyfish, flatworms, molluscs, segmented worms, round worms, arthropods, echinoderms and several smaller phyla) and will emphasize the taxonomic characters that define each group and their placement in the evolutionary tree of life, ecological function, biological requirements, and geographical distribution. Labs emphasize identification and recognition of major groups.