Mar 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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BIOS 3160 - Biogeography

An examination of historical, environmental, and biotic influences that shape spatial patterns of plant and animal distributions and community structure in the contemporary landscape. The course also explores the role of disturbance as a shaper of biological communities, and students will be introduced to field, laboratory and statistical means of analyzing ecological data. The role of human activities in altering biogeographic patterns is informed by our understanding how and why biological diversity varies over the surface of the earth.

Requisites: (BIOS 1715 or GEOG 1100) and WARNING: not GEOG 3160
Credit Hours: 3
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 understand the patterns of distribution of organisms.

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