Topics in Biogeography
Knowledge-Values Courses: Natural Science in Context
This course involves the study of distribution of life across our planet, past and present. A tour of the world’s biomes is explored with emphasis on ecological, environmental, and economic issues, such as destruction of tropical rainforests, the effect of climate change on the arctic polar bears, and the loss of the American chestnut tree. Special topics include animal migration, invasive species, extinction, climate change, the Dust Bowl, the story of the American bison, and the disappearing coral reefs.