|BIOL6000||Biology Seminar (SJ)||3 ch|
|BIOL6003||Graduate Student Seminar (MSc) (F)||3 ch|
|BIOL6050||Development Biology||6 ch|
|BIOL6051||Molecular Biology||3 ch|
|BIOL6063||Topics in Oncology||3 ch|
The topics in Oncology course focuses on the basic biology of cancer. It covers key topics such as cancer epidemiology, clinical studies, and oncogenic disease pathways. The second part of the course explores various molecular biology techniques currently used in cancer research and clinical diagnosis. The final part covers various ways to treat cancer, including time-tested methods such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as novel cancer therapeutics, the process of their discovery and validation. The course will be offered on an ad hoc basis as needed for graduate students doing cancer research.
|BIOL6103||Graduate Student Seminar (PhD) (F)||3 ch|
|BIOL6149||Directed Studies in Biology||3 ch|
|BIOL6181||Advanced Wildlide Ecology||3 ch|
|BIOL6183||River Habitats and Hydraulics||3 ch|
A full credit field course to provide theoretical and practical understanding of the hydrology and ecology of natural, large river ecosystems; interdisciplinary focus of abiotic-biotic interactions via group and individual study; topics to be covered include fluvial geomorphology, open-channel hydraulics, environmental perturbations, habitat survey and sampling design, benthic invertebrate identification and ecology; fish identification and ecology; nutrient/trophic dynamics; impact assessment and river habitat restoration. Emphasis will be on the form and function of large river environments as unique, complex ecosystems by using a stream reach to catchment (landscape) perspective.
Prerequisites : 3rd/4th Year Ecology, or equivalent experience.
|BIOL6292||Animal Health in Aquaculture||3 ch|
|BIOL6345||Natural Products I: Structure Determination||3 ch|
|BIOL6355||Natural Products II: Isolation, Identification and Significance||3 ch|
|BIOL6363||Plant Molecular Biology||3 ch|
|BIOL6393||Trophic and Food Web Ecology||3 ch|
This course explores the diverse trophic ecologies observed in terrestrial, freshwater and marine consumers, and how these ecologies interact to form complex food webs in each biome. Students will learn how to measure consumer niche width, trophic interactions and food web structure using consumer diet, stable isotope ratios and essential fatty acid profiles. Finally, the course examines the effects of environmental stressors such as climate change, biological invasions and land use on food web structure. Enrolling students must be undertaking a project relevant to the course. The graduate version of this course will use the same structure as the undergraduate version (BIOL4393), with an additional term paper set by the instructor worth 24% of the final mark. Limited enrolment, permission of instruction required. Students who have completed BIOL4393 are not eligible to take BIOL6393.
|BIOL6403||Advanced Plant Physiology||3 ch|
|BIOL6463||Scientific Writing||3 ch|
A workshop and project-oriented course in scientific writing. The primary focus is on writing the journal paper. Enrolling students must have a research project with data advanced enough to be written up as part of the course activity, and must be able to share drafts with classmates. The graduate version of this course will use the same structure and assignments as the undergraduate, but performance will be expected commensurate with experience. Limited enrolment; permission of instruction required.
|BIOL6549||Advanced Plant Ecology||3 ch|
|BIOL6553||Techniques of Electron Microscopy||3 ch|
|BIOL6666||Quaternary Paleocology & Climate Change||3 ch|
|BIOL6671||Advanced Parasitology I||3 ch|
|BIOL6672||Advanced Parasitology II||3 ch|
|BIOL6690||Advanced Parasitology III||6 ch|
|BIOL6772||Advanced Aquatic Ecology||3 ch|
|BIOL6831||Fish Physiology||3 ch|
|BIOL6832||Fish Physiology||3 ch|
|BIOL6873||Nutrition Aquaculture||3 ch|
|BIOL6890||Comparative Animal Physiology||6 ch|
|BIOL6910||Research Methods (F)||3 ch|
|BIOL6913||Research Skills and Perspectives||3 ch|
This course is required for all graduate students in the GAU. It introduces to a range of topics and skills relevant to an academic career, including aspects of ethics, the philosophy of science, writing NSERC research grants, the peer-review process as it applies to publications, and certain issues in experimental designs and data analysis.