BIOL 4216

Biology of Birds

(Lab Required) (Formerly ZOOL 4240, 022.424) Biology of birds including: morphology, systematics, evolution, life histories and breeding biology, ecology, migration, and distribution of birds. Not to be held with the former 022.468. Prerequisite: BIOL 2210 (ZOOL 2320, 022.232) (C) or BIOL 2231 (ZOOL 2501, 022.250) (C). Prerequisite or concurrent requirement: BIOL 3360 (ZOOL 3100).

Fall 2017 section

Field work section

  • K01
    Instructors: Kevin Fraser
    CRN: 12517
    Lecture Location: 301 Biological Sciences
    Dates: September 07 – December 08
    Slot 6: 11:30 AM–12:20 PM, M.W.F.
    Laboratory Location: W230 Duff Roblin
    Dates: September 07 – December 08
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, Th.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Austein Mcloughlin: “The development of RNA interference-based biotechnologies for the sustainable management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum” — Thursday, December 14 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.