RENR 463 - Biological Adaptations to Northern Environments
This course will provide an overview of the study of evolutionary processes in northern environments. Topics from evolutionary biology, such as natural selection and adaptation, will be applied to species living in boreal, arctic, and tundra environments. The course will cover the unique challenges faced by animals and plants in these environments, the ways in which they have adapted to deal with these conditions, and the potential effects of climate change on northern species. Prerequisites: Registration in B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences program, and U of Alberta BIOL 208, Yukon College BIOL 220 or an equivalent 2nd-year Ecology course.