[F&ES 735a] / 2014-2015

Biogeography and Conservation

Credits: 3
Fall 2014: W, 1:00-3:50, 301 Prospect St
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This course is designed to apply the principles of systematics to historic and ecological biogeography and in turn apply these to the conservation of biodiversity. In doing so, consideration is given to the circumscription of terrestrial biomes and speciation and extinction models. Reconstruction of past geologic and climatic events as well as the impact of human activities is related to the current distribution of the biota. The use of this information as related to CITES legislation and the development of IUCN Action Plans is explored through case studies.

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