School of Environmental Studies

SCHOOL OF

Environmental Studies

SCHOOL OF

Environmental Studies

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ENSC 425 - Fall 2017

Ecotoxicology

Course Description

An exploration of the interactions among chemical exposure, toxicity to individual organisms, and effects on ecosystem structure and function. Mechanisms of toxicity will be linked to effects at different levels of organization up to the level of the ecosystem, using case studies to explore the complexities of exposure and response.

NOTE Field trip: estimated cost $20.
NOTE Course readings, assignments, exercises and lecture notes are posted on the course Moodle site.
RECOMMENDATION ENSC 201/3.0.

PREREQUISITE Level 4 standing and (BIOL 102/3.0 and 103/3.0) and (CHEM 112/6.0).

Course instructor:

Dr. Diane Orihel
email: diane.orihel@queensu.ca