May 18, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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PBIO 2470 - Biomes of the World

Detailed survey of biomes around the world. Broad characterization of each ecosystem globally is coupled with details on representative protected areas for each biome in North America. Emphasis is placed on geologic and ecological processes determining vegetation zones and the plant and animal species characteristic of each biome. Conservation issues, human impacts, and products for human use, are discussed throughout the course.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2NS
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 able to describe the history and formation of land masses on earth, and how regional and global climate has changed in recent times and through geologic time
  • Students will be able to describe the process and mechanisms underlying continental and regional climatic patterns influencing biome development
  • Students will be able to describe the distribution, biological diversity, conservation issues, and human products within different biomes
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast current conservation issues and human impacts in different biomes

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