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This course will broadly cover the biology and diversity of mammals, a morphologically diverse vertebrate class.  We will review the biological characteristics that make mammals unique and facilitated their adaptive radiation to occupy various ecological niches.  Other lecture topics will cover systematics/taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, and natural history.  Major orders (e.g., Rodentia, Chiroptera, Soricomorpha, Carnivora, Cetacea, etc.) will be comprehensively reviewed with particular emphasis on topics and issues pertaining to wildlife management and conservation.  Course readings consist of scientific papers from the primary literature; they are selected to accentuate key concepts and expected learning outcomes and are intended to complement lectures.  Laboratory exercises will focus on identifying and contextualizing important morphological features and adaptations, especially those pertaining to craniodental (skull) characters. 

Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab Practicals, Mondays, 1:30 - 5:20 PM, Flemington 213.

A seminar course for Honours students in Biology which will critically evaluate a wide range of topics from the current literature in all branches of biological science. Students will be expected to deliver seminars on topics outside their thesis area and present preliminary thesis results. (Format: Lecture/Seminar 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Flemington 103.
This course explores how genetic technologies can be used to solve current problems in biology, ranging from ecology to medicine. It teaches skills in current genetic technologies including some or all of: polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, cytology, in situ hybridization, immunocytology, data mining, bioinformatics, conventional light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and related techniques. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory, 5 Hours) Wednesday 1:30 to 2:20PM Flemington 219.
This course presents principles of plant systematics and taxonomy, and the key characters of important families of vascular plants in the New Brunswick flora, enabling students to recognize plants belonging to these families in the field. Students will practice using dichotomous keys, preparing and handling herbarium specimens, and conveying of biological information through botanical sketches and floral diagrams. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory/Field Trip 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Flemington 103.
A course which will present the development, physiology, ecology and evolution of animal behaviour. Topics to be discussed will include basic concepts of behavioural organization; physiology of behaviour, learning and memory phenomena; behaviour of communication; reproductive behaviour and mating systems; spatial distribution patterns and social systems; migrations and orientation mechanisms; feeding and anti-predator behaviours. Field excursions and laboratory exercises will permit students to observe and to quantify different behaviours in a variety of animal species. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
This course investigates the ecology of estuarine, intertidal, and subtidal ecosystems at the individual, population and community level. Topics include community structure, food webs, reproductive biology of benthic organisms, and effects of physical and anthropogenic factors. [Note: The course includes a field trip to the Huntsman Marine Sciences Centre in St. Andrews, N.B. Students are expected to contribute to their accommodation costs.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Field Trip) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Flemington 103.
A lecture, laboratory, and field course summarizing recent advances in our understanding of macroscopic plant growth in the sea. This progress has been based upon studies involving morphology, development, physiology, and ecology. The following topics will be emphasized: the sea as an environment for plants to grow, production of marine plants, morphogenesis and geographic distribution of marine plants, and use of marine plants. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Flemington 103.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the physiology of the human body. It examines the function of the nervous, muscular, sensory, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and renal systems. [Note: Laboratory exercises with students as participants in experiments complement the course material and advance students knowledge of important physiological processes.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusions: Any version of BIOL 3201 offered prior to 2015-2016; Any version of BIOL 3211 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Avard Dixon G12.
This course covers the ecophysiology of microorganisms. The course surveys the key functional microbial groups which mediate major steps in the biogeochemical cycles, their ecological requirements and factors limiting their growth and activity. This leads to discussion of the roles of microorganisms in current issues in biology, industry and environmental science. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 6 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of BIOL 3111 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 to 5:20PM Barclay 206.
This course introduces data analysis, the principles of experimental design and the formulating and testing of hypotheses. It describes graphical and statistical (t-test, chi-square test, ANOVA) analyses of laboratory and field collected data, and discusses their appropriate use in Biology. [Note 1: Data management and statistical analyses uses Excel and R.](Format: Lecture 3 Hours and Tutorial 1.5 Hours) (Exclusion: BIOL 3701; any version of BIOL 2701 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Flemington 116.
This course introduces the structure and function of plants with an emphasis on vascular plants. Topics include comparative anatomy, development and functional adaptations to the environment, and how genomic sequencing is altering our views of plant evolution and ecology. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of BIOL 2301 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Barclay 021.
This course introduces current concepts of population and community ecology using local ecosystems and organisms, principally aquatic insects, whenever possible. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of BIOL 2101 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Barclay 02.
This course introduces the fundamentals of organismal biology: the scientific method, principles of evolution including Darwins theory of natural selection, adaptations in organismal form and function, biodiversity, the interactions of organisms with their environment, and the practices of scientific communication. [Note 1: This course is designed for science majors. Students who intend to continue to study in Biology should note the need to complete BIOC 1001 as a prerequisite for BIOL 1501.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of BIOL 1001 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Crabtree M14.