Biogeography aims to understand the origin and distribution of species and the processes that cause them to change over time. During the lectures we will discuss classic biogeographical theory and current research topics such as biological invasions and species distribution modelling. In addition, the module will discuss how biogeographic information can be used to predict biological responses to future environmental change, and it will review concepts on biodiversity conservation. This module is intended to be interesting and relevant to students who aim for careers in biodiversity conservation and management, international
development, and land-use planning, and/or those with a general interest in natural history.
Total Study Hours: 150 (contact 33, non-contact 117)