The goal of this course is to learn about causes of evolution and extinction as revealed by patterns of distribution of animals and plants on the earth. Lectures and discussions will address problems in molecular, morphological, and ecosystem evolution in relation to the history of continents, tectonic plates, oceans, and climate of the past.
Time: Tues, Thurs 10:10 B 11:30. Place: 1139 N.S.
Text: Brown and Lomolino, 1998, Biogeography, Sinaur
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