BIOL 457

Paleoecology and Environmental Change

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Fundamental principles of paleoecology with emphasis on species, community and ecosystem responses to environmental change over the past 2 million years. Topics include: using fossil remains to infer ecological dynamics and climate change since the last glaciation; ice age megafaunal extinctions; role of paleoecology in conservation.


  • BIOL 215 or EOS 330; and
  • minimum third-year standing; 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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