Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

BI603
Biodiversity
0.5 Credit

This course explores biodiversity from the level of populations to communities. Biodiversity is one of the key biological issues of the 21st century, applications of which extend from the description of new species to the unravelling of historical relationships among organisms and the conservation of threatened systems. Topics include population genetics, metapopulation theory, speciation, systematics and community diversity. The course considers the diversity of organisms in all three domains of life.