Preliminary knoledge of Zoology and Ecology.
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
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