BIOL 557

Paleoecology and Environmental Change

Units: 1.5

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.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of BIOL 557, BIOL 457, BIOL 550B (if taken in the same topic).
  • A combined undergraduate and graduate course.

Graduate course in the Biology program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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