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Biogeography

Code: 208616
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Previšić - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Renata Šoštarić - Lectures
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Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Learning outcomes:
1. Understanding of basic principles of biogeography;
2. Describe general distributional patterns of plants and animals;
3. Interpret and understand the processes that control the distribution, ecological radiation evolution and speciation of main taxonomic groups of plants and animals;
4. Develop the ability to apply and analyse data using standard biogeographical methodology;
5. Understanding human impacts on species distribution, and implementation of biogeography in contemporary conservation strategies.

Course content (lectures):
1. What is biogeography? Introduction to geobotany
2. Range and geographical dispersion
3. Ecology of dispersal and adaptations of plants
4. Flora and vegetation: historical changes
5. Floristic regions of the world
6. World climate and vegetation zones
7. Origin and distribution of cultivated plants
8. Dispersal routes and distribution of animals
9. Ecological factors and animal dispersal
10. Geological changes and animal distribution
11. Wallace biogeographical regions
12. Biogeography of mammals
13. Island Biogeography
14. Human influence on zoogeography of species
Literature:
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Attended : Phylogeny and Systematics of Plants
Attended : Vertebrates
7. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Biology and Chemistry Education
Consultations schedule: