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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 316 - Biogeography

3 Hour(s) Credit
Study of spatial distribution of plants and animals, including the processes that led to those distributions. The course synthesizes knowledge from the fields of ecology, geology, climatology, paleontology and physical anthropology. Topics include patterns of biodiversity, evolution and extinction, communities and ecosystems, life on islands, earth history, paleoecology, human impacts and conservation. Two mandatory field trips to local natural areas.
three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisites A combined total of 12 hours in geography and/or biology, including at least one introductory physical geography course, or consent of the instructor.