Feb 23, 2024
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
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Natural Sciences
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 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
- Students will be able to describe climates, major organism groups, and extinction events during major periods of earth history.
- Students will be able to present and evaluate historical scientific and non-scientific arguments for processes underlying climatic patterns, changing landscapes and biota of past and present biomes.
- Students will be able to describe the distribution, biological diversity, conservation issues, and organisms used by humans within different biomes
- Students will be able to apply scientific methods of inquiry in analyzing individual components (organisms, landforms, processes) of particular biomes through research assignments, to draw conclusions on how those components contribute to development
- Students will be able to communicate current scientific understanding of, and conservation issues and efforts concerning, protected areas which represent particular biomes through research assignments, and the importance of this knowledge toward maintenan
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