Biogeography (BSC 5824), Fall 2017

Course Information
  • Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:30 AM -12:20 PM)
  • Room: CB1 112
  • Instructor: Dr. David Jenkins

Textbook: Lomolino et al. 2010. Biogeography. FOURTH EDITION. Comparison shop at http://www.allbookstores.com/book/compare/0878934944

Syllabus

Description

Biogeography is the study of geographic variation in biota. It builds on ecology and evolution: students are expected to be conversant in both fields for this course – thus the prerequisites. Objectives for students include: (a) master major concepts of biogeography, and (b) understand the geological, evolutionary, and ecological processes that determine biogeographic patterns.

REVISED Schedule (Thanks, Irma):
Dates Topics (Chapters) Other Readings Discussion Leaders
Aug 22, 24 Intro, Biogeo., History (1,2) – – Dave
Aug 29, 31 History & Physical Setting (3)

Concept Maps

Vanwalleghem et al. 2017

Questions

Dave
Sep 5, 7 Species & Communities (4,5) IRMA! IRMA!
Sep 12, 14 IRMA!  IRMA! IRMA!
Sep 19, 21 Dispersal (6) Wilson et al. 2009,

Capinha et al. 2015

Lizzie

Jennifer 

 Sep 26, 28 Speciation/Extinction (7) Grant & Grant 1993,

Dirzo et al. 2014,

Ceballos et al. 2017

Kirsten

Sami 

Oct 3, 5 Tectonics & Glaciation (8,9) Reilly & Wake 2015,

Kuchta et al. 2016,

Hewitt 2000

Vazquez-Rivera & Currie 2015,

Giampoudakis et al. 2017

Fede’

Rachel

Kelsey

Olivia

Oct 10, 12 Diversification (10)

12th: EXAM 1 TO YOU

Navarro-Sigüenza etal 2017 Jacob

Brittany

Oct 17, 19 19th: EXAM 1 DUE

Reconstructing Histories (11,12)

Riddle et al. 2000,

Ornelas et al. 2013

 Dave
Oct 24, 26 Island Biogeography I (13) Gilbert 1980,

Kalmar & Currie 2006

John

Anik 

 Oct 31, Nov 2  Island Biogeography II (14) Blackburn et al. 2015,

Helmus et al. 2014

 Kevin

Brian

Nov 7, 9  Rules and Gradients (15) Rosenzweig 1992,

Hillebrand 2004

Leo

Juan

Nov 14, 16 Biodiversity (16) Jackson et al. 2001,

Bellard et al. 2012,

McKinney 2006

Vanessa 

Dave

Nov 21 Conservation & Frontiers (17, 18)

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Nov 28, 30 Group Reports

30th: 2nd EXAM TO YOU

 Group Reports & Synthesis Dave
 Dec 5, 7  7th: EXAM 2 DUE  Finals Week Finals Week