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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

GEOG 31 The Local and Global Biosphere

This course examines the spatial and temporal patterns underlying the distribution of the Earth’s living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) as well as the biological and physical processes responsible for these patterns. The topics covered will include species range limits, biodiversity, island biogeography, vegetation dynamics/disturbance ecology, human impacts on living organisms, and conservation. The course will emphasize field-based learning, with several class meetings devoted to mapping vegetation patterns and observing animal behaviors in the local area.  

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.