physiology program examines the
physiological mechanisms by which fishes (principally) adapt to different
natural environmental stresses including high CO2, changes in water ionic
composition and high environmental ammonia.
research program investigates the effects of municipal wastewater,
hydraulic fracturing fluids, pesticide and herbicides, process affected water
and other wastewaters and the effects of nanomaterials on fish and
My watershed science
program works directly in collaboration with Dr. Faramarzi and our goal is
to use predictive forecasting of Alberta’s water resources in response to both
climate change and increased agricultural, industrial and municipal growth. We
also work with companies to improve environmental performance of storm water
For a more complete up to date set of information, including
information on the lab and facilities, projects, graduate school and PDF
opportunities, please see my MAIN LAB
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Endocrinology, immunology and neural, sensory, motor, and reproductive physiology. Examples from invertebrates and vertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or SCI 100. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been obtained in PHYSL 210 or 214.
Physiological topics are reinforced in experimental lab exercises. Labs include computer simulations, artificial tissue models and animal models. Prerequisite: ZOOL 241 or 242 or PHYSL 210 or 212 or 214.
Discussion of selected topics in cardiac, gut, renal, respiratory, temperature, and metabolic physiology. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisites: ZOOL 340 or 342 or 343, or PHYSL 372, and consent of instructor. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.
Discussion of selected topics in cardiac, gut, renal, respiratory, temperature, and metabolic physiology. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Discussions are the same as for ZOOL 441, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.