RENR 401H - Beringia: Environment and Paleoecology
This course presents a natural history overview of the subcontinent of Beringia--the unglaciated landmasses of eastern Siberia, Alaska and the Yukon that were connected via the Bering Land Bridge during glacial periods. The course covers a variety of topics ranging from the geologic formation of Beringia and the evolution of its flora and fauna to the history of human inhabitation. The objective of lectures will be to synthesize a variety of primary data and scientific theory so students can develop an understanding of the physical, climatological, ecological and
biogeographical mechanisms shaping Beringia's landscapes and ecosystems. Prerequisite: Registration in B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences program.