Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences
Cell and Molecular Biology
Behavioural and Population Ecology
Communities and Landscapes
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In the News
September 28, 2017
New Study Shows Banning Shark Fin in the U.S. Won't Help Save Sharks
August 22, 2017
TLC Features Sherryl Bisgrove's New Strategies for Teaching Developmental Biology
July 28, 2017
KEY Big Data Features Nick Dulvy's Work on Shark Populations
May 29, 2017
Study finds greater risk of extinction among high diversity amphibian groups
April 19, 2017
"Response diversity, nonnative species, and disassembly rules buffer freshwater ecosystem processes from anthropogenic change"
April 11, 2017
"Global representation of threatened amphibians ex situ is bolstered by non-traditional institutions, but gaps remain"
The Department of Biological Sciences is a broad-based department; our research and teaching expertise ranges from the study of the molecular biology and physiology of cells (Cells, Molecules & Physiology Undergraduate Stream), to the study of the interaction of organisms with one another and the environment in which they live (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Undergraduate Stream). A wide range of facilities supports our research and teaching efforts. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the many specialised research groups for which we are internationally recognized, and in our Departmental Mission Statement.
Our Department comprises almost 50 faculty and 20 staff. We are home to over 800 Biology majors and 150 graduate students who flourish in the highly interactive and personalized environment which characterizes our Department, and which contributes to the unique character of Simon Fraser University.