Biogeography (BSC 5824), Fall 2021

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

Textbook: Lomolino et al. Biogeography. 5th edition, Sinauer. ISBN 9781605354729  Note: we read and discuss the entire book – get it!

Syllabus

Zoom Meeting ID: 933 5172 9286

Description

Biogeography is the study of geographic variation in biota. Objectives for students include: (a) master major concepts of biogeography, and (b) understand the geological, evolutionary, and ecological processes that determine biogeographic patterns. We also share in a data project that ideally leads to a journal article we co-author (past examples are here, here, and here).

Resources
TENTATIVE Schedule (stay tuned for changes due to hurricanes, pandemics, etc.):
Dates Topics (Chapters) Other Readings Discussion Leaders
Aug 24, 26

passcode = 2*FDpEx!

Syllabus, Data Project Outline,

Intro. to Biogeo. (1)

– – Dave
Aug 31, Sep 2
History (2) Concept Maps Dave
Sep 7, 9
Physical Setting (3)

Hohnen et al. 2016

Essl et al. 2019

Dave’s questions
Sep 14, 16
Species & Communities (4,5) Sanders et al. 2003

Ricklefs 2008

Pinto-Sánchez et al. 2014

George & Dave questions
Sep 21, 23
Dispersal (6) Rout & Callaway 2012

Wilson et al. 2009

Capinha et al. 2015

Wei,

Hannah I.

 Sep 28, 30
Speciation/Extinction (7) Sax et al. 2007

Dirzo et al. 2014

Ceballos et al. 2017

Laura,

Alessandra,

Isaac

Oct 5, 7
Tectonics & Glaciation (8,9) Reilly & Wake 2015

Stigall 2010

Hewitt 2000

Hannah I.,

Amanda

Oct 12, 14
Glaciation (9)

14th: EXAM 1 TO YOU

Vazquez-Rivera & Currie 2015

Giampoudakis et al. 2017

Dave
Oct 19, 21
21st: EXAM 1 DUE

Diversification (10)

Gelembiuk et al. 2006  Dave
Oct 26, 28
Evolutionary Histories (11) Wilcox et al. 2018

Hiller & Lessios 2017

Isaac,

Laura

 Nov 2, 4 Geographic Histories (12) Riddle et al. 2000

Muñoz et al. 2013

George,

Mekail

Nov 9
(11 = Veteran’s Day)
 Island Biogeography (13) Denslow et al. 2009

Helmus et al. 2014

Schmack et al. 2019

Wei,

Mekail

 

Nov 16, 18
 Rules and Gradients (14) Hillebrand 2004

Colautti et al. 2004

Giampoudakis et al. 2017

Amanda,

Alessandra

Nov 23, T’giving Biodiversity (16) Thanksgiving Dave
Nov 30, Dec 2 Conservation (17), Group Reports, 2nd EXAM TO YOU Olden 2006

Ackerly et al. 2010

Dave
 Dec 9 EXAM 2 Deadline FINALS WEEK FINALS WEEK