GEOG 478-Tropical Biogeography


In this course we will deal with biogeography processes and vegetation development and distribution.  The soil – vegetation system as a basis for land resource utilization and conservation in the tropics will be examined. The outline includes the tropical forests and savannas, their structure, diversity, productivity and distribution, tropical highland vegetation, the soil-vegetation system and its utilization, the forest savanna gradient in West Africa, and introduction to quadrant techniques for field survey and analysis.