Schedule: ECOLOGY 438 / 538 BIOGEOGRAPHY
Spring, 2003

Lect. Date Topic Readings
  1 Jan 16 Introduction None
  2 Jan 21 History of Biogeography Ch. 1
  3 Jan 23 Biodiversity Ch. 2
  4 Jan 28 Biodiversity Ch. 2
  5 Jan 30 Patterns of Distribution Ch. 3
  6 Feb 4 Patterns of Distribution Ch. 3
  7 Feb 6 Communities & Ecosystems Ch. 4
  8 Feb 11 Communities & Ecosystems Ch. 4
  Feb 13 EXAM 1
  9 Feb 18 Ecology & Evolution Ch. 5
10 Feb 20 Ecology & Evolution Ch. 5
11 Feb 25 Paleontology & Diversity Ch. 6
12 Feb 27 Paleontology & Diversity Ch. 6
13 Mar 4 Current Distributions Ch. 7
14 Mar 6 Current Distributions Ch. 7
15 Mar 11 Current Distributions Ch. 7
  Mar 13 EXAM 2
Mar 18
Mar 20
SPRING BREAK
16 Mar 25 Roots of Current Distributions Ch. 8
17 Mar 27 Roots of Current Distributions Ch. 8
18 Apr 1 Pleistocene Biogeography Ch. 9
19 Apr 3 Pleistocene Biogeography Ch. 9
20 Apr 8 Pleistocene Biogeography Ch. 9
21 Apr 10 Historical Biogeography Ch. 10
22 Apr 15 Historical Biogeography Ch. 10
23 Apr 17 Historical Biogeography Ch. 11
24 Apr 22 Marine Biogeography Ch. 12
25 Apr 24 Marine Biogeography Ch. 12
26 Apr 29 Island Biogeography Ch. 13
27 May 1 Island Biogeography Ch. 13
28 May 6 Island Biogeography Ch. 13
  May 13 EXAM 3   11:00-12:00   BSW 219
Readings: Cox, C.B. and Moore, P.D. 2000. Biogeography an ecological and evolutionary approach. Blackwell Science, Oxford, England, 6th ed.
The textbook readings above are not optional and must be finished before the subject is covered in lecture.

Syllabus