Field Courses

Costa Rica

Application information will be available in January.

EEB offers one to two field courses each year to such locations as the New World tropics, Algonquin 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 take field courses offered by other universities in Ontario without having to apply for transfer credit.

Field Courses 

EEB403H - Tropical Field Biology

  • Location: Peru
  • Instructors: Megan Frederickson, Adriana Bravo Ordonez, John Stinchcombe
  • Detailed course description
  • Next offered: August 16-30, 2020 (tentative)

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.
  • 30+ field courses are offered by the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB). For details on available modules, please see the OUPFB website.

EEB410H - Lake Ecosystem Dynamics

  • Location: Harkness Fisheries Research Laboratories, Algonquin Park, ON
  • Instructor: Helene Cyr
  • Next offered: TBD

EEB407H - Alpine Ecosystems

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

Contact Info 


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. 
- If you intend to graduate in November, the field course final grades may not be available to allow for degree completion. We do not recommend taking a field course if you plan to convocate in November.