EEB 445 - Biogeography
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173. One course in historical geology is recommended.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course covers geographic aspects of ecological and evolutionary processes of populations, communities, and lineages. The course investigates the physical and biological processes shaping geographic patterns of species richness, community structure, and ecosystems over the earth and at regional and local scales, as well as the geographic structure of populations and species. Geohistorical dimensions of these topics include dispersal and vicariance, speciation, and extinction, and macroecological and macroevolutionary trends over earth history. Examples and case studies cover the full range of organisms and environments.

The course assumes that students have had a college-level course both ecology and evolutionary biology. Class time will involve lectures and regular discussions. Assignments include three essay-based exercises, a poster presentation, and a research paper. The course text is Biogeography (third edition) by Lomolino, Riddle, and Brown (2006); readings will also include papers from the current literature in biogeography, macroecology, and phylogeography, posted on the CTools website.

EEB 445 - Biogeography
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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It is important to get the third edition of the Biogeography text book because it has some chapters that are not present in the earlier editions and also quite a few additional references. I will place other required readings (articles, websites) on
ISBN: 0878930620
Biogeography, Author: Mark V. Lomolino; Brett R. Rid, Publisher: Sinauer Associates 3. ed. 2006
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