Courses

I teach 4 courses in Biology at Acadia. First, I teach 2 courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology (Anatomy and Physiology I & II: Biology 2813 and 2823). I also teach an upper division course in Entomology: Biology 4153 and a seminar course in Comparative Animal Physiology: Biology 4443. Finally, I have a new course for Fall 2014 Chemical Ecology: Biology 3883 , that looks at the roles of chemical cues in the lives of animals, plants and microbes. Click on the links below for more information.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II Entomology Comparative Animal Physiology Chemical Ecology

Biology 2813 & 2823


Biology 4153

Biology 4443

Biology 3883

Biology 2183/2823

Description:(Often Taught by Sessionals)

Biology 2813

The basic anatomical and physiological principles of the human body. Major topics covered include: levels of organization, muscle-skeletal systems, neuroanatomy and physiology, and the integument. Prereq: Biol 1813 or Biol 1113/1123

Biology 2823

Major topics covered include the endocrine, cardio-vascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. Prereq: Biol 2813


Biology 4153

Description:

Biology 4153

An introduction to the structure, function, evolution and taxonomy of the insects, the most diverse and abundant group of animals. Topics also include the ecology, behaviour, and impact, both in medical and economic terms, of these animals. A collection of insects gathered on field trips during regularly scheduled laboratories is required. (3h lab) Prereq: Bio 1113/1123, 2073



Biology 4443


Description:

Biology 4443

Lectures, research and student seminars emphasizing physiological similarities and differences of vertebrates and invertebrates. Prereq: Biol 3183



Biology 3883

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Biology 3883

This course examines the roles of chemical cues in the lives of animals, plants and microbes. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the informative roles of these chemical cues, such as mate location and recognition, navigation, social activities, resource procurement and defence. Topics will include the relationship between chemical cues and ecological and environmental issues, including applied aspects of chemical ecology and physiological processing of chemicals by organisms. Prereq: Biology Core