University of Calgary

GEOG 417 - Biogeography and Conservation - Fall 2017

A multidisciplinary area of contemporary science that examines the distribution (past and present) of animals and plants, causes of variation in species types, abundance and survival across the globe with an emphasis on human impact on species (e.g. road fragmentation, disease, climate change) and mitigation.The discipline forms a critical link between the earth sciences (geology and geography) and life sciences (biology).Experiential learning is supported through field-based and geospatial labs.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Prior completion of Geography 339 and 357 is recommended. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.


  • Geography 313.


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