Biology of the Vertebrates of British Columbia
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
Factors that influence the organization, distribution, and diversity of vertebrates in BC. Topics include: natural history, systematics, sample design, biodiversity, and conservation initiatives. Course goals are to appreciate the diversity of vertebrates and understand life histories and species-at-risk issues. The lab will focus on identification of over 400 species of vertebrates by using calls, digital images, and study skins. Optional field trips. Attendance at the Annual Vertebrate Symposium is mandatory.
Prerequisites: 215; third-year standing.
Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.