Module Identifier GG30510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Henry Lamb  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   24 Hours 12 x 2 hour lectures  
Assessment Course work   Critical reviews of recent research articles.   33%  
  Exam   2 Hours Answer 2 questions from 4.   67%  
  Resit assessment   The resit examination will consist of 1 x 2-hour examination only.    

Module objectives / Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

Module Aims

Dynamic Biogeography aims to show how plant and animal species continually adapt to changing environmental conditions, and to diverse biological interactions. They do so by range changes, by redistribution of individuals within ranges, and by changing the genetic composition of their populations. Biogeography is the study of these processes, both past and present. The subject aims to explain the distribution of plants and animals, to contribute to an understanding of evolutionary processes and to provide a conceptual basis for management and conservation of biodiversity.

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)

Reading Lists

Gaston, K.J and Spicer, J.I. (1998) Biodiversity - an introduction. Blackwell
Hengeveld, R.. (1989) Dynamics of Biological Invasions. Chapman Hall
Hengeveld, R.. (1990) Dynamic Biogeography. Cambridge University Press
Pielou, E.C.. (1979) Biogeography. John Wiley
Terborgh, J.. (1992) Diversity and the Tropical Rainforest. Scientific American Library
Vincent, P. (1990) The Biogeography of the British Isles - An Introduction. Routledge
Brown, J.H. & Gibson, A.C.. (1983) Biogeography. C.V. Mosby