BIOL 215

Principles of Ecology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

An introduction to factors controlling the distribution and abundance of plants and animals. Physical environments of organisms; biotic environments and interactions among species; factors influencing population growth; behavioural ecology; community ecology; succession; trophic levels and energy flow, island biogeography; biodiversity; human impact on global ecology; conservation ecology.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of BIOL 215, BIOL 306.


  • BIOL 184 or BIOL 190B; and
  • BIOL 186 or BIOL 190A; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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