Rafflesia kerrii – Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

This flower is between 50 and 90 cm wide.  It smells like rotten meat to attract flies for pollination.

Lycopodium stem cross-section

Jason Kitagawa from the Biology 210 class made this section in lab.  

Imagine 2011 – BBQ and music by Bang!

Keenan, Paloma, Jayne, and Angela get a Bang! out of Imagine!                              

Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Tricuspid teeth of the marine iguana (Galapagos Islands endemic) are well suited to scraping algae.

UBC Botanical Garden

Students on a fieldtrip for Biology 324 (seed plant taxonomy).
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Welcome to the Biology Program

UBC's Biology Program is the undergraduate teaching program of the Departments of Botany and Zoology. Options include one Major, two Combined Majors, eight Honours, and three Combined Honours options.

We hope and expect that during your time as an undergraduate you will acquire an appreciation for the living world and a set of essential skills and attitudes that form the basis for further education and serve you well in the future.

Contact Information:

Biology Program Office
2604-2146 Health Sciences Mall
DH COPP Building, Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z3

Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology
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Away until May 22nd and June 4th to 20th

Tammy Tromba, Biology Program Assistant
(tromba@biology.ubc.ca)
Away June 11th to 15th and July 13th to 29th

Maki Sumitani, Biol Connect/Canvas Support
(maki.sumitani@botany.ubc.ca)
Away May 9th to 27th

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  • Office Hours for Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology: Room 2610 COPP Bldg (Shona away until May 22nd and June 4th to 20th, but is available via email shona@mail.ubc.ca)

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