Connections in Form, Function and Adaptations
If you open any biology textbook, one of the first concepts that you will encounter is the connection between form and function. Form (or structure) and function (or physiology) are linked in all life forms. Organisms are adapted to their environments in numerous ways, including through their structure and physiology. This presentation will explore a few of the relationships among form, function and adaptation in both humans and stream invertebrates.
About our speaker
Dr. Karen Kandl is a biology professor at Western Carolina University. Her teaching interests include anatomy and physiology, ecology and evolution. She also hosts a “creek club” at an area elementary school that allows students to explore aquatic macroinvertebrates and learn about water quality.