BIOL 303 - Australia Biogeography and Biodiversity (Study Group)
About the making of modern Australia. Australia has, arguably, one of the most distinctive biotas on Earth. Indeed, every American school child knows many species endemic to Australia. Outlines the various historical processes - including dispersal, adaptive radiation, and human hunting - that have shaped life in Australia and on nearby islands. Begins in ancient Gondwana and ends with modern efforts to conserve Australia’s native plants and animals. Some attention is paid to the relationship between people, both aboriginal and those of European descent, and nature in Australia. Includes several required field trips in New South Wales.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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