EEB 445 - Biogeography
Winter 2013, Section 001
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Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


Requirements & Distribution:
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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.
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Space. time, and biological diversity meet in the topic of biogeography. This course covers geographic and historical 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, as well as applications of biogeography to conservation. Examples and case studies cover the full range of organisms and environments.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include three exercises based on essays or problem sets, a poster presentation, and a research paper.

Intended Audience:

The course assumes that students have had a college-level course in both ecology and evolutionary biology.

Class Format:

Class time involves lectures on Mondays and Wednesdays and discussion of readings and problem sets on Fridays.


EEB 445 - Biogeography
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001 (LEC)
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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