EES1130H Ontario Biogeospheres

This course will involve a circular tour of central Ontario that exposes students to key features of the Ontario environment that allow for observation, measurement and sampling opportunities. Locations may vary from year to year but the most likely destinations will be : Manitoulan Island (to illustrate Devonian and Silurian rock formations), Killarney Provincial Park (to demonstrate lake acidification and collect phytoplankton samples), Parry Sound (to demonstrate geophysical mapping of Lake Huron and sampling), Havelock (central metasedimentary belt geology, forest diversity surveys, lake mapping, water quality testing inside and outside of anthropogenic inputs), and Burketon or Pontypool (Geology and hydrology of Oak Ridges Moraine).

This course is not being offered in the 2022-23 academic period.