• Describe how abiotic factors influence the distribution and abundance of organisms [BIOL 2060]
  • Describe the effects of disturbance on species diversity and other aspects of community structure [BIOL 2060] [BIOL 1030]
  • Design a presentation
  • Explain how connectivity can influence extinction of metapopulations [BIOL 2060]
  • Manage group work [BIOL 2003]
  • Practice behavioural observations [BIOL 2003]
  • Relate animal phyla to key transitions of cladogram [BIOL 2003]
  • Apply the scientific method to approach a research question [BIOL 2060]
  • Communicate research results as a formal report in the style of a scientific paper [BIOL 2060]
  • Describe conservation issues facing taxonomic and functional groups of metazoans [BIOL 2003]
  • Explain the concept of a fundamental and realized ecological niche [BIOL 2060]
  • Interpret phylogenetic trees
  • Outline examples of positive (e.g. mutualism, symbiosis, facilitation) and negative (e.g. competition, predation, parasitism) biological interactions [BIOL 2060]
  • Provide an example of a life history trade-off [BIOL 1011]
  • Understand the basic principles of experimental design and apply that knowledge to design or critique a laboratory or field study [BIOL 2060]
  • Associate metazoan phyla with the habitats/environments that they occupy [BIOL 2003]
  • Compare locomotive, skeletal, feeding/digestive, excretory, respiratory, sensory, and reproductive structures between the major taxa of metazoans
  • Compare the variety of invertebrate and vertebrate animal body‚Äźforms, ecologies, life histories, and physiologies [BIOL 2003]
  • Generate and interpret appropriate tables and graphs to represent ecological data [BIOL 2060]
  • Interpret the evolution of animal behaviour and life history in light of natural selection and inclusive fitness [BIOL 2060]
  • Predict major human impacts on natural ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles [BIOL 2060]
  • Use the BIDE (births, deaths, immigration, emigration), exponential and logistic population growth models to make predictions [BIOL 2060]