This geography course is an example of an Earth history course which stresses not only evolution, but evolutionary forces like migration, and the role they have played in shaping modern animal and plant distributions.
From the syllabus: Biogeography is concerned with the distribution, ranges and limits of plants and animals. It overlaps several disciplines. Consequently the field is extremely broad and includes biologists, botanists, paleontologists, geographers, and zoologists to name a few. It follows that there are several approaches to biogeography, each with its own philosophy and methodology. In this course, the emphasis will be on ecological and historical themes, the changing patterns of plant and animal distribution in space and time.
- Gain an apprectiation for the factors which determine the distribution of plants and animals
- Keep a journal
- Research a paper
- Present their research through public speaking and web page design
- Syllabus with a schedule
- Review sheets
- Biogeography Project Assignment - Blank
- An impressive library of past projects, describing dozens of species found in California