Prerequisites: 38:170 or 38/31:192 or 14/31/38/94:273 or permission of Instructor.

This course is designed to explain the environmental factors affecting species diversity at different spatial and temporal scales. Major units include environmental controls of species distributions, biomes, biodiversity, invading species, island biogeography, forest fragmentation, and landscape ecology. Lectures are supplemented by laboratory assignments that introduce skills utilized in biogeographical research.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week , one term

Successors: 38:492.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 38:276 in the BU Course Transfer Database.