Field Courses

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Field courses are a unique and important part of our undergraduate program! Read more and apply today!

We are hosting the 2018 Field Course Info Night on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 4:30pm in RW110. Get all your field course questions answers from the professors themselves!

EEB offers two or three field courses each year to such locations as the New World tropics, Algonquin Provincial Park, and at U of T’s Koffler Scientific Reserve located north of Toronto.

We also participate in the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB) which allows U of T students to participate in field courses offered by over 12 other universities, to locations within Ontario and around the world.

Please see links the left-hand menu for information on how to apply, the Ontario University Program in Field Biology, and FAQs.

Please Note: The University's Grading Practices Policy states that some graded work be returned before the date to cancel a course without academic penalty. Please be aware that this is not practical for a two-week field course. 

Field Courses 

EEB403H - Tropical Field Biology

  • Dates: Early May 2018. Exact dates TBD.
  • Location: Peru (Wayqecha Cloud Forest Research Center, near Cuzco; and Los Amigos Research Center, near Puerto Maldonado)
  • Instructors: Megan Frederickson & John Stinchcombe
  • Course description

EEB405H - Temperate Field Biology

EEB406H - Inter-University Field Course

  • Participate in a 2-week field course offered by another Ontario university between May and August, and receive a U of T credit.
  • Over 30 field courses are offered by the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB). For more info, check out this page and the OUPFB website.
  • Please just submit one (1) deposit cheque (made payable to "University of Toronto") with your OUPFB application, even if you list more than one module. 

EEB410H - Lake Ecosystem Dynamics

  • Dates: Not offered Summer 2018
  • Location: Harkness Fisheries Research Laboratories, Algonquin Park, ON
  • Instructor: Helene Cyr

EEB407H - Alpine Ecosystems

  • This course is offered occasionally and the date when it will next be offered has not been determined.