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Week 1

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Ecological Rules for Biogeography

Gloger's Rule in Longtailed Weasels

Chipmunks of North America

 

Week 2

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Biomes of the World (UC Berkeley site)

Major Biomes of the World (Radford University site)

Biodiversity and Worldmap

 

Week 3

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Regional Paleogeographic Views of Earth's History

Paleomap Project

Plate Tectonics Animation (UC Berkeley)

Plate Tectonic Reconstruction

Ice Homepage

Two articles on paleoclimatic shifts:

Dynesius and Jansson, 2000: Evolutionary consequences of changes in species' geographical distributions driven by Milankovitch climate oscillations. PNAS 97:9115-9120

Cooling a Continent. News & View, Nature 421:221

 

Week 4

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Speciation in Salamanders

Sympatric Speciation. News & View, Nature 421: 225

 

Week 5

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Biodiversity and World Map

Nearctica

Centers of Plant Diversity (North America)

 

Week 6

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Week 7

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Week 8

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Overheads, part II

Week 9

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Week 10

Review Notes