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BIO 348

Genomics & Bioinformatics


This course provides students with experience in accessing and navigating high-performance computing to work through the basic steps of a genomic project. Students learn regular expression, bash and R in order to filter, align, assemble and run basic population genomic and phylogenomic analyses on NGS data.

Botany 332 students performing vegetation surveys at Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

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Behind the scenes at the Royal BC Museum

BIO 457

Conservation Biology & Biodiversity 


We take a broad look at conservation as it relates to life sciences, but also economics, politics, social science and psychology. This course prepares students for careers in conservation biology; covering topics from monitoring, demographics, habitat suitability models, conservation genetics and reserve design. The course also provides students a taste of what it might be like to work with stakeholders that have a range of values.

BIO 372

Plant Ecology 


Covering plant ecology topics such as pollination biology, global change, biomes, ecosystem processes etc. Course was developed with labs covering statistical design and vegetation survey techniques.


Vegetation surveys at Pipers Lagoon


BIO 322

Terrestrial Ecosystems 


Upper level ecology course detailing major ecosystem processes and fluxes ranging from C/N cycles, soil microbial activity and plant ecophysiology.

Soil fractionation

BIO 121

Introductory Zoology (labs) 


Introduction to major animal groups, anatomy and physiology. 

Learning bird anatomy & physiology with help from the raptor centre


Mark-recapture of crickets

BIO 202



Introduction to broad ecological concepts and topics for both animals and plants in terrestrial and aquatic settings.

BIO 402



Upper-level course that guides students through evolutionary theory. Topics include natural selection, phylogenetics, population genetics, coevolution, genomic evolution, and sexual selection.

Making phylogenies from pie recipes!

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