BIOL 4220

Marine Biodiversity

(Lab Required) (Formerly ZOOL 4260) Examines key ecological principles governing the maintenance of marine biodiversity, particularly in northern ecosystems. Topics include the definitions and global patterns of biodiversity and the ecological mechanisms influencing changes in these patterns in the context of applied population, community and ecosystem ecology. The course will also emphasize practical solutions, including fisheries' harvest models and marine protected areas. Prerequisites: a “C” or better in one of BIOL 2300 (BOTN 2370, ZOOL 2370, 022.237, 001.237), BIOL 2301 (BOTN 2371, ZOOL 2371) AGEC 2370 (065.237), or BIOL 2390 (BOTN 2280, ZOOL 2290, 001.228, 022.229); or consent of department.

Fall 2017 section

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructors: Gail Davoren
    CRN: 11921
    Class Location: W380 Duff Roblin
    Dates: September 07 – December 08
    Slot 9: 11:30 AM–12:45 PM, Tu.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: 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.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.