Biogeography (BSC 5824), Fall 2019

Course Information
  • Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:30 am -12:20 pm)
  • Room: BSC 415
  • Instructor: Dr. David Jenkins

Textbook: Lomolino et al. Biogeography. 4th edition, Sinauer. ISBN 9780878934942 Comparison shop at allbookstores.com

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.

UPDATED Schedule (Thanks, Dorian!):
Dates Topics (Chapters) Other Readings Discussion Leaders
Aug 27, 29 Intro, Biogeo., History (1,2) – –
Sep 3, 5
DORIAN!

DORIAN!

DORIAN!
Sep 10, 12
Data Project Outline

History (2)

Physical Setting (3)

Vanwalleghem et al. 2017

Dave
Sep 17, 19
Species & Communities (4,5)

Mackey Currie 2001

Fox 2013

Sheil & Burslem ( 2013)

Ricklefs (2008)

Dave
Sep 24, 26
Dispersal (6) Wilson et al. 2009,

Capinha et al. 2015

Ally
 Oct 1, 3
Speciation/Extinction (7) Grant & Grant 1993,

Dirzo et al. 2014,

Ceballos et al. 2017

Kim
Oct 8, 10
Tectonics & Glaciation (8,9) Reilly & Wake 2015,

Kuchta et al. 2016,

Hewitt 2000

Lok
Oct 15, 17 Glaciation (9)

17th: EXAM 1 TO YOU

Vazquez-Rivera & Currie 2015, Giampoudakis et al. 2017 Dave
Oct 22, 24 22nd: EXAM 1 DUE

Diversification (10)

Navarro-Sigüenza etal 2017  Dave
Oct 29, 31 Reconstructing Histories (11,12) Riddle et al. 2000,

Ornelas et al. 2013

 Nov 5, 7 Island Biogeography I (13) Connor & McCoy 1979,

Matthews et al. 2016

Nov 12, 14  Island Biogeography II (14) Blackburn et al. 2015,

Helmus et al. 2014

Nov 19, 21  Rules and Gradients (15) Rosenzweig 1992,

Hillebrand 2004

Nov 26, T’giving Biodiversity (16) Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Dec 3 Conservation (17), Group Report,
2nd EXAM TO YOU
Dave
 Dec 10 EXAM 2 DUE FINALS WEEK FINALS WEEK