Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

BI605
Evolutionary Ecology
0.5 Credit

This course explores recent advances in the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical development of ecology and evolutionary biology. Research exploring the nature and causes of variation in natural systems will be examined, with an emphasis on the formulation of research questions, research design, and methodologies for comparative data analysis and interpretation. Specific topics will be selected with a view to integrating the findings of curiosity-based research at all levels of biological organization to critical societal problems in such areas as conservation, agriculture, ecosystem integrity, and human health and welfare.