Biogeography

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Requirements: 

Preliminary knoledge of Zoology and Ecology.

Final Examination: 
Orale
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Introduction to Biogeography, as spatial and temporal analysis of biodiversity. Theories and methods in biogeography. The role of biogeography in modern evolutionary biology.

Biological evolution in a spatial an temporal context, species and distribution concept, phylogenetic analysis, evolution and geological periods, continental drift. Biogeography of Mediterranean basin Vertebrates, origin of Italian fauna. Human biogeography, from hominidae to genus Homo.

Barry Cox C., Moore P.D., 2010. Biogeography : An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach. John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Pdf files of each lesson available on-line (Insubria e-learning web site).

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