Date: Jan 21, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position Title: BI306Z Global Biogeography and Conservation Biology (Summer 2021)
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science
Term: Summer 2021 (July 1 – August 30)
Days/Times: Summer 2021: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:20 p.m.
Hours per week/Hours Total: 6 per week/36 total
Anticipated Class Size: 40
Additional Course Requirements: BI306 will be delivered remotely for the Summer 2021 term.
The course, BI306 Global Biogeography and Conservation Biology will be taught remotely, and therefore the ability to access the Waterloo campus will not be required.
An integrated study of the distribution, abundance and diversity of plants and animals, with an emphasis on the study of broad patterns in the ecological characteristics of organisms and ecosystems. Topics typically may include temporal and spatial patterns of biodiversity, species abundances and range patterns, vicariance, dispersal, species interactions, disturbance events, historical and evolutionary biogeography, endemism and island biogeography. These topics form the theoretical underpinning of much of the theory of conservation planning, which will be a foremost applied focus throughout the course.
Qualifications – Required: PhD
Qualifications – Discipline: Biological Sciences
Qualifications – Areas of Specialization: Ecology
Salary: $8,320.19 (inclusive of payments in lieu of benefits and vacation)
Application Deadline: February 5, 2021
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Dr. Matt Smith
Chair, Department of Biology
Wilfrid Laurier University
This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.
Posted on: 21-Jan-21
Posting ends: 05-Feb-21
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