2020 Schedule of Courses 

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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 Dept web page. 


Course subject & number Course Name Course dates Days Notes about field trips Instructor
BIOL 3630.03 Field Methods in Animal Behaviour April 27-May 12 MTWRF Sat Day trips only, for about the 1st week; afterwards  students work on independent projects on their own A. Horn
BIOL 3634.03 Agroforestry April 27 – May 12


Mostly day trips, except one overnight trip near Lunenburg

R. Rajaselvam

MARI 3682.03

Tropical Marine Ecology April 27 – May 24 MTWRFSatSun Includes an 11‐day field trip to Belize (May 7‐19); supplemental application required; $1000 deposit N. McAllister-Irwin & M. Cooper
BIOL 3328.03 Medical Entomology May 14-30 MTWRF Sat Overnight trip to Harrison Lewis Centre, Port Joli, NS, plus day trips T. Rossolimo
MARI 3604.03 Field Aquaculture May 14 - 30 MTWRF Sat Field trips (5 days, including overnight and day trips) D. Ibarra
BIOL 4810.03 Species at Risk Field Course (Special Topics in Ecology) June 1 - 16 MTWRF SatSun Approx. 7 – 10 days camping in Southwestern, NS. C. Staicer
BIOL 3327.03 Entomology June 1 - 16 MTWRF Sat Day trips only T. Rossolimo
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 / 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 2601.03 & BIOL 3219.03 Flora of Nova Scotia
(2601) and (3219)
July 2-21 MTWRF Day trips from Dal (non-majors version BIOL 2601 held with majors version BIOL 3219) M. Munro
BIOL / ENVS / MARI 3623.03 Coastal Ecology July 2-21 MTWRF Six field trips: 5 day-long trips by bus; 1 partial day, walking J. Frail-Gauthier
BIOL / MARI / OCEA 3003.03 Intro. to Field Oceanography July 22-Aug 11 MTWRF Frequent day trips by boat, leaving from the dock near Dalhousie. L. DeGeleke
BIOL / MARI 3626.03 Field Studies of Marine Mammals July 24 -Aug 11 MTWRF SatSun 5-day overnight trip with whale-watching D. Lidgard  & D. Austin
BIOL 4811.03 (with MARI content) Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Biology (Special Topics) July 27 – Aug 10 MTWRF SatSun Approx. 7 days away from campus, camping at various locations in Nova Scotia J. Ferrier
MARI 3627.03 Biology & Conservation of Sharks, Skates & Rays Aug 12 - 31 MTWRF One day-long boat trip to tag sharks; day trip(s) to DFO. M. Drueil & C. Harvey- Clark
BIOL 2605.03 Marine Life of Nova Scotia Aug. 12- 31 MTWRFSatSun For non-majors; multiple day trips and some overnight trips to the Harrison Lewis Centre I. Aube