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 10, 2019
"New Evidence Shows Human Presence in Haida Gwaii 2,200 Years Earlier Than Previous Estimates"
August 20, 2019
"New analysis of century-old fish scales reveals startling decline in salmon populations"
June 06, 2019
"Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral-reef ecosystem functioning"
May 27, 2019
"The Dirt on Sustainable Sheep Farming"
May 14, 2019
"Debunking Spider Misconceptions"
April 17, 2019
"Biology Class Analyzes Dog DNA for Body Size, Snout Length and Coat Length"
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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.