Biodiversity, Ecological and Environmental Biological Research

Biodiversity, ecology and environmental biology are important research areas that involve a significant portion of our current biology faculty. Biodiversity and ecological research is widely recognized as vital to society and modern biology. Knowledge of biodiversity, understanding the role(s) of the biota in our environment and the impacts of the environment on them are essential research goals of this area. Many innovative research projects are underway on various aspects of biodiversity from evolutionary and environmental perspectives. Molecular phylogenetics is increasingly important in biodiversity and ecological research. Aquatic ecosystems, both fresh water and marine, are a focus of a number of investigators in the Aquatic Research Group. Terrestrial ecological research, spanning protests, fungi, algae, plants and animals also has major significance. Conceptual and fundamental biological principles and concepts are common to both terrestrial and aquatic ecological research. The broad contingent of highly talented biodiversity and ecological researchers are a vital component of the department.

These people are involved in this research area:

Important Dates

March 30: Good Friday (University Closed)

April 1: Easter Sunday (University Closed)

April 6: Last day of classes for Winter term

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Stephanie Tkachuk, MSc Defense: “A forward genetic screen for Caenorhabditis elegans pharyngeal gland cell defects and characterization of mutagenized strains with a homozygous viable gland cell under migration” — Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Virginia Trimble: “TBA” — Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Timothy Gingera: “Timothy Gingera M.Sc. Defense "Environmental DNA monitoring of invasive zebra mussels..."” — Monday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Paul Cremer: “TBA” — Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.