課程資訊
課程名稱
島嶼生物地理學
Island Biogeography 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
生命科學院  生命科學所  
授課教師
蔡政修 
課號
LS5120 
課程識別碼
B21EU2640 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一6,7,8(13:20~16:20) 
上課地點
生科632 
備註
本課程以英語授課。與張鈞翔合授
總人數上限:15人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1102LS5120_ 
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課程概述

Course Introduction

Students who studied biogeography and/or conservation biology courses may have familiarized themselves with those classical theories and the golden cases addressed from their textbooks all so well; however, they might not sufficiently be aware of those relevant issues surrounding themselves. This course is to help students to learn more about in-depth and first-hand knowledge in biogeography, and the issues regarding nature conservation through a weekly journal club-style seminar with guest specialists from relevant fields. In this semester, the course will be taught jointly by faculty members from NTU, NMNS and NTNU with a focus on topics related to island biogeography and biodiversity conservation. The course is designed not only to enhance the students’ specialized knowledge in biogeography, but also to help the students accustom themselves reading and analyzing research papers critically. There will be no formal exams for the course; and the students’ performance will be evaluated through their attendance, levels of engagement in the discussion, and the quality of their group project presentation at the end of the semester.
 

課程目標
待補 
課程要求
待補 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
Suggested Readings
(Essential)
• Weekly reading assignments will be provided through the university’s e-learning platform prior to the class.
(Optional)
• MacArthur, R. H., & Wilson, E. O. (1963). An equilibrium theory of insular zoogeography. Evolution, 17, 373-387.
• Lomolino, M. V. (2005). Body size evolution in insular vertebrates: generality of the island rule. Journal of Biogeography, 32(10), 1683-1699.
• Van der Geer, A., Lyras, G., & De Vos, J. (2021). Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
• Whittaker, R. J., & Fernández-Palacios, J. M. (2007). Island Biogeography: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation. Oxford University Press.
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/14  Introduction, icebreaker 
第2週
2/21  Beyond the mainland: island faunas (Tsai) 
第3週
2/28  (Public holiday) 
第4週
3/07  Invited talk: John Wang (Academia Sinica) 
第5週
3/14  Speciation & endemism (Chang) 
第6週
3/21  The Island Rule (Chen) 
第7週
3/28  Invited talk: Anthony Bain (National Sun Yat-sen University) 
第8週
4/04  (Public holiday) 
第9週
4/11  Mid-term exam week (group project discussion) 
第10週
4/18  Invited talk: Roland Kirschner (National Taiwan University) 
第11週
4/25  (Off Campus Visit: NMNS on Saturday, 4/30) (Chang) 
第12週
5/02  (Off Campus Visit: NMNS on Saturday, 4/30) (Chang) 
第13週
5/09  Parallel evolution (Chen) 
第14週
5/16  Extinction & survival (Tsai) 
第15週
5/23  Invited talk: Pei-Jen Shaner (National Taiwan Normal University) 
第16週
5/30  Group project presentation 
第17週
6/06  Group project presentation