Modified 2021 Schedule of Courses 

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Please note that due to COVID-19 Health and Safety regulations, courses currently scheduled as "in person" are pending approval and subject to change. Updates will be made here throughout the process.

The table below will have links to instructor emails and draft syllabi as they become available. In the meantime, you may find copies of previous year's syllabi on the Biology Department web page. 

Course subject & number Course Name Course dates Days Notes about field trips Instructor
BIOL 2601.03 & BIOL 3219.03 Flora of Nova Scotia July 5-22 MTWRF Day trips from Dal (BIOL 2601 held with BIOL 3219) M. Munro
BIOL 2605.03 Marine Life of Nova Scotia   Aug. 16- 31 MTWRFSatSun For non-majors; multiple day trips and some overnight trips to the Harrison Lewis Centre I. Aube
BIOL / MARI / OCEA 3003.03 Intro. to Field Oceanography Aug 16 – Sept 3 MTWRF Frequent day trips by boat, leaving from the dock near Dalhousie. L. DeGelleke
BIOL 3221.03 Diversity of Algae May 21-June 15 MTWRFSatSun Day trips only B.Hymes
BIOL 3327.03 Entomology June 17 - 30 MTWRF Sat Day trips only T. Rossolimo
BIOL 3328.03 Medical Entomology May 13-29 MTWRF Sat Overnight trip to Harrison Lewis Centre, Port Joli, NS, plus day trips T. Rossolimo
MARI 3604.03 Field Aquaculture (Virtual online) April 26 - May 11 MTWRF Sat Virtual Online --- students are not required to be in Halifax D. Ibarra
BIOL 3622.03 Ornithology June 17 – July 1 MTWRF SatSun 8-day field trip to explore diverse habitats around Kejimkujik National Park and Seaside Adjunct S. Gutowsky
BIOL / ENVS / MARI 3623.03 Coastal Ecology July 5 – 22 MTWRF Day trips only J. Frail-Gauthier
BIOL / MARI 3626.03 Field Studies of Marine Mammals Aug 16 - 31 MTWRF SatSun 5-day overnight trip with whale-watching TBD
MARI 3627.03 Biology & Conservation of Sharks, Skates & Rays July 26 – Aug 13 MTWRF One day-long boat trip to tag sharks M. Dureuil &
C. Harvey- Clark, K. Burnett, K
BIOL 3630.03 Field Methods in Animal Behaviour (Virtual online) April 26-May 11 MTWRF Sat Virtual Online --- students are not required to be in Halifax A. Horn
BIOL / ENVS / GEOG / MARI 3633.03 Spatial Information & GIS in Ecology June 17 – 30 MTWRF SatSun Overnight field trips to NS Provincial Parks (Dollar Lake) P.  Bush

BIOL 3634.03

Agroforestry (virtual online) April 26 – May 11


Virtual Online --- students are not required to be in Halifax

R. Rajaselvam

BIOL 3635.03
Species at Risk Field Course  May 31 – June 15 MTWRF SatSun Approx. 7 – 10 days camping in Southwestern, NS. C. Staicer
May 12-May 29 MTWRF Sat Virtual online- Students are not required to be in Halifax
Julie Riley
NEW! MARI 3650.03 NEW! Ocean Technology for the Observation and Conservation of Marine Species July 26 – Aug 13 MTWRF Day trips, some involving boat trips Scott McIlveen and Dr. Charles Bangley
MARI/BIOL/ENVS 3664.03 Intertidal Ecology (Virtual Online; less-condensed) May 1 – June 30 MTWRF SatSun Virtual Online --- students are not required to be in Halifax I. Aube
MARI/BIOL 3680.03

Scientific Diving Methods in Ecology (additional application required)

Aug 16- 31 MTWRF SatSun Daily scuba diving trips pending sea conditions; must be certified scuba diver; contact Dal Diving officer ( for additional requirements & supplemental application

J. Lindley and TBA

BIOL 4003.03 (with MARI content) Indigenous Perspectives in Conservation Biology (Special Topics) July 26 – Aug 10 MTWRF SatSun Approx. 7 days away from campus, camping at various locations in Mi’kma’ki J. Ferrier