Research Environment


The department has extensive museum collections of insects (E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum), parasites, freshwater and marine invertebrates, vertebrates (Zoology Museum), fossil vertebrates (Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology), lichens, mosses, and liverworts (Cryptogamic Herbarium), vascular plants (Vascular Plant Herbarium), and fossil plants (Paleobotanical Collection), and boasts the 2nd largest research library in Canada.

Our program also offers access to first-rate terrestrial (e.g., George Lake), aquatic (Meanook), and marine (Bamfield) field stations, botanical gardens (Devonian Gardens), advanced computing facilities, microscopical equipment, molecular biology laboratories, greenhouses, growth chambers, and aquaria, and GIS facilities. The tools and expertise are here for you to make the most of your graduate studies.

Click on this link for more information on the department's facilities.