Nature's Great Divide - The Wallace Line

It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘Wallace Line’. It was tectonic plate movement that brought these disparate worlds together to create the biogeographic region known as ‘Wallacea’. On the Asian side are elephants, tigers, primates and birds specific to Asia while on Australasian side are marsupials and birds specific to Australia such as white cockatoos, brush turkeys and the spectacular Birds of Paradise.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Where Australia Collides with Asia, Ian Burnet, Rosenberg Publishing

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Alfred Russel Wallace Biography
  • The Wallace Line
  • Plate Tectonic Movement
  • Where Australia Collides with Asia
  • Characteristics of Wallacea

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Learn about Alfred Russel Wallace.
  2. Understand the characteristics of the Wallace Line.
  3. Learn about the characteristics of Wallacea.
$49 Limited

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27 May

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