BIO120H1: Adaptation and Biodiversity


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, conservation, species extinction, global environmental change, and invasion biology. A lab coat is required. (Lab Materials Fee: $26)

Grade 12 Biology or equivalent. Students without high school Biology must consult the BIO120 Office (
Living Things and Their Environment (4)