OSHR 3016 - From Wolf to Woof - Evolution of the Dog - PERK SERIES

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Recent advances in molecular biology and anthropology provide new insights into our previous ideas regarding the evolution and domestication of "man’s best friend."

In this class, a general outline of these advances will be used to support current concepts of how a wild wolf became a domesticated dog. The presentation includes relationships among the canine line, including the wolf,
dog, foxes, and related canines.

This talk is jointly sponsored by CSU’s Society of Senior Scholars and CSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Brent Reeves

F. Brent Reeves is a biology professor emeritus at CSU. His major areas of research include mycology (fungi) and taxonomy (naming and evolutionary relationships of organisms). His major current interests are dog evolution, Salvador Dali’s art and science, and mushrooms of Colorado.