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BIO-211 Invertebrate Biology

Scheduled lecture and Lab (3 hours/week) or distance (1.5 hours tutorial via MITV) with lab sessions arranged with instructor, 3 credits(may be offered in alternate years)

An introduction to the major invertebrate taxa from sponges to chordates with emphasis on functional anatomy, life-cycles, evolution, diversity and ecology. A compulsory 3-day field trip to the West Coast of Vancouver Island is an integral part of this course. Lab work involves first hand and microscopic observations of living animals with some dissections. Field work involves observations of intertidal and subtidal invertebrate individuals and their community ecology.


  • BIO 102 and 103 or BIO 110 and 111 Minimum Grade C
  • Take BIO-211L

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