Mar 17, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

BIOL 642 Biogeography

A study of the distribution of organisms in space and time. Includes comparative and experimental tests of island biogeographic theory; the significance of spatial and temporal scale; the roles of dispersal and vicariance; phylogenetic implications; geographic patterns of species diversity in marine and terrestrial ecosystems; contemporary analytical methods; mass extinctions and the fossil record; historical biogeography; macroecology; and the importance of biogeography for understanding conservation strategies and the global biodiversity crisis. Conducted in seminar format with student discussions.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL GRAD

3 Credit(s)