BIOL 1902 V - Natural History

A course designed primarily for students in non-biology programs to investigate the natural history of plants and animals, and the communities in which they occur. Particular attention is paid to the Ottawa region, but appropriate examples from other locales are also included.

CRN for section V: 10392

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 10393

Instructor: Michael Runtz

Michael Runtz

About the instructor: Ever since I was five years old, nature has captivated me. I started off looking at birds, but as a teenager working in Algonquin Provincial Park and later in Point Pelee National Park as an interpretive naturalist, I developed an interest in plants, insects and everything else that swims, crawls, flies or grows! Learning about the natural history of all living things has consumed my life, and documenting it with photography has also become a passion. Over the years I have published 10 books on natural history topics, including Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and Their Ponds. Another book, Natural History, is the textbook for the course bearing that name.

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