BIO4830 Biogeography

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Magdalene Ngeve

Course Description:

This course will focus on the drivers, theories, and hypotheses that explain the global distribution of species, with numerous examples from different plant and animal case studies. Assessing the role of vicariance, dispersal, adaptation, palaeo- and contemporary climatic conditions and global change on species distribution. Additionally, aspects of ecological biogeography, e.g., Invaision, migration, island biogeography, biogeography of domesticated biota (selected case studies); and several otehr explanatory biogeography hypotheses are covered in this course

How This Course Benefits Students:

At the end, students will be able to analyse the distribution pattern/area/range of studied species and to develop a hypothesis explaining this observation.

Why This Course Is Important:

The extensive coverage of the course material will present students with skills for interpreting patterns of species distribution with well formulated hypothesis and supporting concepts.