Coming this Winter 2016: Catchment and Global Biogeochemistry (GG387)
Put your other courses to good use: Biogeochemistry is the study of the biological, geological, and physical processes and reactions of that control the natural environment. We will cover:
(a) cottage lakes and the global carbon cycles,
(b) recovery of acid sensitive landscapes,
(c) speeding up of the global nitrogen cycle, and more.
By the end of this course, you will understand:
(a) why current environmental problems should be viewed through a biogeochemical lens,
(b) how scale (from plots to catchments to Earth) alters the processes controlling observed patterns in the environment, and
(c) the interactions between the atmosphere, continents, and oceans.
Contact Dr Jason Venkiteswaran for more information.
Prerequisites are GG281 or GG282.
Laurier Biology is an exceptional centre of learning and research, strongly committed to meeting the challenges of contemporary biology by fostering the integration of all levels of biological organization from molecules, organelles, cells, tissues and organs to organisms, populations, species, and ecosystems. Rather than “taking apart” the complex interactions that occur in and among biological systems and studying them separately, we aim towards a “putting together” approach meant to reflect better the intricate biological reality of life on earth. Teaching and research in biological systems and their interactions are conducted under three major interlocking interdisciplinary themes: A) cell, molecular and microbial biology and genetics; B) biodiversity, evolution and ecology; C) physiology and toxicology. Our graduates are noted for their ability to identify and articulate the most pressing biological issues facing society, to pinpoint the key elements of those issues, and to devise appropriate and effective strategies to tackle the necessary research as well as to implement the resulting solutions. Our graduates are full, active, and eager participants in their society.
* Academic excellence – our commitment to high standards of academic achievement and integrity
* Creativity – the creation of new knowledge
* Collegiality – fostering a learning community of students, staff and faculty
* Dedication – to creating the conditions that allow all of our students to articulate, refine, and achieve their goals
* Integration – of form and function at every level of biological organization
BIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE
- 2015 -16
BIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES - Thursday Oct 15, 2015
LINK TO 2015-16 COURSE SCHEDULE: click here
LORIS INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS - click here
SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES 2015-16 - click here
HN210 Human Anatomy, HN220 Human Physiology l and HN320 Human Physiology ll (formerly BI210, BI216 and BI217) - Please note that these courses, if taken, will count as Biology 0.5 credits, towards the fulfillment of senior Biology credits needed to complete a Biology degree.
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Scott is a behavioural ecologist who takes an integrative approach to the understanding of reproductive investment in birds. Using the white-throated sparrow as a model system, he and his students study the seasonal timing of reproductive output, the secondary effects of breeding decisions, including extra-pair mating and exposure to parasites, and the development of characteristics associated with the unique mating pattern of this species.
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