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Jan 19, 2020
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BIO 358 - Desert Ecology & Biogeography
Desert Ecoloy & Biogeography
Prerequisites: Bio 120, 130, 220, & 230; Each course must have been completed with a final grade of C- or better.
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Desert Ecoloy & Biogeography introduces students to the unique desert ecosystems of southwestern North America. We examine how environmental factors and biotic interactions shape the diversity and distributions of arid-adapted plant and animal communities from local to regional scales. We also evaluate how these communities are assembled over both ecological and geological timescales, an approach that provides insight into the biodiversity and biogeography of desert systems. To reinforce course material, we explore and conduct field studies in the Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts. Note: Students must participate in an 8-day field trip planned for Spring Recess.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Field Instruction

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Biology Senior Status Courses

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

Prerequisite BIO 358

General Requirements:
Course or Test: BIO 120
May not be taken concurrently.
Course or Test: BIO 130
May not be taken concurrently.
Course or Test: BIO 220
May not be taken concurrently.
Course or Test: BIO 230
May not be taken concurrently.

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