University of Calgary

BIOL 313 - An Introducation To Ecology & Evolution - Spring 2009

Ecological processes and evolutionary principles that explain the origin, maintenance, and dynamics of biological diversity. Ecological interactions will be studied to understand the dynamics of populations and communities, and the evolution of traits. Mechanisms of genetic change of populations will be discussed and how these changes give rise to large-scale evolutionary patterns.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Knowledge of Mendelian genetics is a distinct asset. Students are strongly advised to take Biology 311 prior to or concurrently with Biology 313. Successful completion of Biology 313 is required for admission to all the specialty programs offered by the department. Students are urged to complete this course in their second year to ensure timely completion of the program.


  • Biology 233 and completion of at least four full-course equivalents


This course will be offered next in Fall 2009.
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