May 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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GEOG 3160 - Biogeography


An examination of historical, environmental, and biotic influences that shape spatial patterns of plant and animal distributions and community structure in the contemporary landscape. The course also explores the role of disturbance as a shaper of biological communities, and students will be introduced to field, laboratory and statistical means of analyzing ecological data. The role of human activities in altering biogeographic patterns is informed by our understanding how and why biological diversity varies over the surface of the earth.

Requisites: (BIOS 1700 or GEOG 1100 or PBIO 2090) and WARNING: not BIOS 3160
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be introduced to field, laboratory, and statistical means of analyzing ecological data.
  • Understand spatial patterns of plant and animal distributions. Explanatory factors will include historical (speciation, migration, dispersal), environmental (climate, soils, topography) and biotic (competition, resource partitioning) influences.
  • Understand the role of disturbance in shaping community composition.



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