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Biogeography and macro-ecology 809


 
Modulekode ZEN 809
Kwalifikasie Postgraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module-inhoud

Biogeographic consequences of plate tectonics, Pleistocene southern African climatic, geological, edaphic and geomorphological patterns. Reconstructing biogeographic histories (speciation, extinction, dispersal, vicariance, endemism, provincialism and disjunction); phytogeographical patterns, biomes, vegetation types. Methodological issues in macro-ecology; patterns of body size, abundance and energetics; geographic range sizes; species dynamics in landscapes; implications of macro-ecological patterns to ecology; biogeography and evolution; macro-ecological perspectives on conservation: species richness, hierarchical diversity, hotspots, spatial and temporal patterns in diversity (genetic, taxonomic, functional); causal mechanisms, species diversity, biodiversity and global change.

Modulekrediete 15.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 4 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Zoology and Entomology
Period of presentation Year

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