BIOL 1902 T - 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.

In this course we explore the fascinating world of plants and animals in terms of how they solve major life challenges, such as avoiding being eaten, surviving environmental stress, acquiring nutrition, reproducing, and taking care of young or seeds. Most of the examples are local plants and animals, so you can actually see many of them right in Ontario, many in your own backyard! The course is highly visual and myriad photographs, video clips, and live specimens illustrate the course content. The textbook contains all of the concepts and almost all of the important examples of plants and animals. This course is designed primarily for students in non-biology programs but contains information completely applicable to students in biology.

CRN for section T: 30399

CRN for section TOD (optional Video On Demand service): 30400

Instructor: Nigel Waltho

Nigel Waltho

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