BIOL 336, BIOL 536|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
Biogeography is the study of the distribution of living things (plant, animal, and microbe) on the earth's surface, and the historical, ecological, and human factors responsible. Landscape ecology is a subfield of biogeography that focuses on relationships between spatial pattern and ecological processes across broad spatial and temporal scales. This course will be approached as an introduction to biogeography with a focus on landscape ecology and ecological biogeography. Topics in the course will reflect the diversity of research conducted by landscape ecologists: concepts of scale, island biogeography, metapopulation dynamics and habitat fragmentation, ecological disturbance, species viability, processes of land use and land cover change, and ecosystem management. This course will include biogeographic patterns, physical and biological processes and interactions that produce these patterns, and methods and techniques used to study them.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(ENVS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings include excerpts from the texts below plus journal articles:
Turner, M, Gardner, R., & O'Neill, R. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: PATTERN AND PROCESS, Springer, 2001.
Gergel, S. & Turner, M., eds., LEARNING LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, Springer, 2003.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short essays, laboratory exercises, midterm, research paper with oral presentation, final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Short field trips might be scheduled during 2-3 class periods.
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: SCIE405; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: 5||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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