Applied Pacific Island Biogeography and Ethnobiology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Pacific Island Biogeography and Ethnobiology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Geography, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GE201 or BI2%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course focuses on the biogeography of the Pacific Islands and on obtaining a better understanding of the main trends, theories, concepts, terms and techniques of the field of biogeography and their relevance to island biogeography. The present status and development in the Pacific Islands will also be examined, with particular emphasis on the role of biogeography (and related fields that employ bio-geographical theories, concepts, knowledge and techniques) in promoting sustainable development in the Pacific Islands.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.