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Biogeography

By Dr. P.T. BHARATHI   |   University of Mysore, Manasagangotri
Biogeography deals with the World Biomes in addition, this area of Biogeography focuses on the Geographical Distribution of Fungi, Flora, Fauna etc. It also consists of detailed account of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, Human Races, Glaciations Cycles and Extinctions and Ecology. Man-Environment Relationship, Population and Settlement and Domestication of Life are also dealt with.

Pedagogy
Online teaching
One-to-one interaction
Presentation through Power Point slides, etc.
Display of pictures / photos / short videos, etc.

Learners enrolled: 954

SUMMARY

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 30 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 09 Nov 2019
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week – 1 | 1. Biogeography an outline  | 2. World Climatic Zones  | 3. World Biomes Part -1 | 4. World Biomes Part -2 | 

    Week – 2 | 5. The Tundra Biomes  | 6. Classifying the Bio climatic Zones | 7. Biogeography Processes |  8. Geographical Distribution of Fungi | 

    Week – 3 | 9. Global Distribution of Plants | 10. Global Distribution of animals | 11. Types and Distribution of Forest |

    Week - 4 | 12. Types and Distribution of Fisheries | 13. Phytogeography | 14. Phylogeography | 

    Week – 5 | 15. Natural Vegetation and Ecosystem | 16. Island Biogeography | 17. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution |

    Week – 6 | 18. Human Races in India | 19. Human Races of the World | 20. Issues related to Human Races | 21. Agro ecological zones Part – 1 |

    Week – 7 | 22. Agro ecological zones Part - 2 | 23. Types and Distribution of Flora and Fauna | 24. Glaciations | 25. Glaciations Cycles and Extinctions |

    Week - 8 | 26. Geographical range | 27. Aquatic system - Marine | 28. Aquatic system - Fresh water | 29. Habitat Destruction |

    Week – 9 | 30. Health Geography | 31. Ecology and Geography | 32. Geo-terrestrial Ecosystem | 33. Ecosystem Budget |

    Week - 10 | 34. Human Induced Community Change | 35. Major Gene Centre | 36. Geography of Communities | 37. Lifestyle of Human kind |

    Week - 11 | 38. Population and Settlement | 39. Man-Environment Relationship | 40. Domestication of life |

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES


    Reading material

    Author & Year

    Type of publication (article/notes)

    Content Abstract

    Number of pages

    Biogeography, Pravalika, Publications, Allahabad.

    Pro.Savindra Singh,

    2016

    Book

    Nature of Biogeography,

    Ecosystem and Ecology.

    360

    Biogeography and Biodiversity,

    Rawat, Publication, Jaipur.

    R. B.Singh(editor),

    2009

    Book

    Ecosystem, Biodiversity.

    340

    Biogeography,

    Rajesh Publications,

    New Delhi.

    N. N. Bhattacharya,

    2003

    Book

    Approaches in biogeography, Ecology, Biosphere, and Bio energy cycles.

    149

    Fundamentals of Biogeography, Routledge taylor & francis group London and New York.

    Richard John Haggett,

    2004

    Book

    Bio geographical process,

    Climate and life,

    Topography and life.

    424

    Biogeography: An Ecological Approach, Calisto Reference,

    New York.

    Neil Griffin (Editor),

    2018

    Book

    Ecosystems, Conservation of Biosphere.

    254

    Environmental Geography,

    Pravalika, Publications, Allahabad.

    Pro.Savindra Singh,

    2015

    Book

    Plant kingdom,

    Animal kingdom, Environmental pollution.

    646

    Study Material for Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management: Department of Agricultural Entomology, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad

    Raghavaiah, G. and Ramesh Babu, T. (2012)

    Laboratory Manual: Course No. Ento. 231 (2+1).

    Predators, Parasitoids, Beneficial insects, IPM, etc.

    167


    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr P T Bharati

    I Dr. P.T. BHARATHI, Principal Investigator/ Course coordinator for BIOGEOGRAPHY course under Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies GEOGRAPHY, MAHARAJAS COLLEGE, University of Mysore, Mysuru, obtained Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees with distinction from the University of MYSORE. I have more than 6 years of research and 21 years of teaching experience.

    I am a recipient of 2 Gold Medals and one cash prize for Masters Degree. I have participated in more than 50 national and international Conferences / Seminars / Workshops, besides I am having a life membership of academic bodies like Union Geographers Information Technologists, (UGIT) Bengaluru and UG. Board of Studies in Geography, University of Mysore. I have more than 10 research publications to my credit in the journals of national and international repute, besides I have organised one National seminar.

    I have also served as one of the organiser in more than four state and national seminars and conferences. I have also associated in the development of curricula for undergraduate and post graduate courses in Geography. I have been serving as an external examiner in Geography in different colleges. I have guide ship for PhD s. and currently four candidates have been working for their PhD degree in Geography. In addition, I am serving as a Faculty Advisor, University of Mysore, and Mysuru. I have participated as a subject expert / script writer for 8 modules in the subject of Geography in Audio/Visual based lecture programmes in the multimedia production/e-content development under NME-ICT project of CEC-UGC through the Educational Multimedia Research Centre, University of Mysore, Mysuru.


    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    30% for in course Assessment  & 70% of end-term Proctored exam. The Certificates will be available after Qualifying in the end-term online Proctored exam.


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