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Landscape Ecology

E&ES 336
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(ENVS)

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