Broad-scale distribution of plants and animals. Theoretical and practical applications to conservation and effects of global environmental change.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedGeog 101.
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 303
Course Outcomes

Basic concepts

Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and processes in biogeography

Patterns of distribution

Recognize and be able to explain patterns of plant and animal life at many different scales

Human impacts

Explain how humans have affected the distribution and diversity of plants and animals, and apply concepts to decisions regarding human use of the environment

Current research themes

Demonstrate a knowledge of prominent professional biogeographers and ecologists and their current research themes

Future changes

Plan for future changes in species distributions and diversity as a result of environmental and human-induced pressures