BIOL 5153 1.5: Physiology of Global Change

Course Director:
Dr. Carol  Bucking
431A LSB, Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 22500
email: cbucking@yorku.ca

Date and Time:  Tuesdays -  11:30 - 2:30
Location:  221 Stong  College
Course Session:  FALL 2017 - Start date:  October 24, 2017
Course ID.:  B40T01

 

 Course Description

This course focuses  on global environmental change (past and present) covering broad ranges   of topics: from changing global temperatures to ocean acidification. Changing environments are discussed in terms of the resulting physiological stresses and adaptations that have occurred/are occurring in diverse taxa. Emphasis is placed on basic physiology principals, biochemistry, and molecular biology in the context of evolution and ecology. 
Environmental change is a source of physiological stress and one of the main drivers of physiological adaptation across diverse groups of organisms. This course focuses on global environmental change (past and present) covering a broad range of topics: from changing global temperatures, to ocean acidification, to changes in oxygen availability. These global changes are discussed in terms of the resulting physiological stresses and adaptations that have both occurred and are presently occurring. Both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms are used as models. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of physiology, along with biochemistry and molecular biology. A holistic approach is featured and both classical and modern techniques and studies are explored. Overall, a genome to biome approach is used in the perspective of environmental adaptations, illuminating evolution and ecology in a physiological context.

 

     Evaluation:

 Participation – 20%

Seminar 1 – 40%

Grant Proposal – 40%

      Faculty Resources:

Faculty qualified to teach (alphabetical order):

Dr. Carol Bucking

Dr. Andrew Donini

Dr. Scott P. Kelly

Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi

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