Reference Materials

Additional topics that will be woven into the lecture materials

  • IU Collections – Management and curatorial issues
  • Introduction to macroinvertebrate phyla
  • Morphology, ultrastructure and taphonomy of fossil shells: Testing the fidelity of the fossil record
  • Classification and comparative functional morphology: Bivalvia and Brachiopoda
  • Paleoecology, as exemplified by corals and encrusters
  • Biologic and ecologic advantages of coloniality
  • Mobility of invertebrates: functional morphology of arthropods and echinoderms


Dr. Claudia C. Johnson
Geology room 501
Phone: 855-0646

Office hours

Monday 2:30–3:30 pm and by appointment