BIO120 Adaptation and Biodiversity Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2014

About This Course

Principles and concepts of evolution and ecology related to origins of adaptation and biodiversity. Mechanisms and processes driving biological diversification illustrated from various perspectives using empirical and theoretical approaches. Topics include: genetic diversity; natural selection; speciation; physiological, population and community ecology; maintenance of species diversity; global environmental change; conservation, species extinction, and invasion biology. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Biology or equivalent. Exclusion: BIO150Y1Y.