Introduction to Biology II

Observe, explore and characterise biodiversity

Why are some areas more biodiverse than others? How have individual species adapted to their environments? How do organisms grow, develop and change over seasons? In this course, we will understand biology from an organismal, physiological and ecosystem level perspective.

Apart from understanding biological concepts, we would like you to learn qualities such as observation, exploration, imagination, persistence, and the ability to ask questions, which are essential for a successful biologist/​scientist. The concepts you learn in class will go hand in hand with a semester-long field-based project. Here you will observe, characterise, and quantify different aspects of microbial, plant, insect and bird communities in and around the university campus.