Course:GEOS303/2022/Socotra, Yemen

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Add your introduction here[1], covering general background information about the your focal country and ecosystems.


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What are the dominant biomes and ecoregions in your country? What are their biophysical, climatic, and biogeographic limits? (Due Sept 30)


Describe patterns of biodiversity in your country. How have biogeography and evolutionary history shaped local diversity? (Due Oct 14)

Human influences

What role did humans historically play in shaping the ecology of the dominant ecosystems in your country? (Due Nov 4)


Discuss the exposure to and observed or future impacts of threats to biodiversity in the context of your country. Which threats are most important and why? (Due Nov 18)


Each student should identify one conservation project in the region and analyze it within the context of course discussions – what is the rationale? What are the strategies being employed? Evaluate the program’s success to date in terms of conservation as well as social outcomes. (Due Dec 2)


Please use the Wikipedia reference style. Provide a citation for every sentence, statement, thought, or bit of data not your own, giving the author, year, AND page. For dictionary references for English-language terms, I strongly recommend you use the Oxford English Dictionary. You can reference foreign-language sources but please also provide translations into English in the reference list.

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  2. (2018). Writing better articles. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 Jan. 2018].

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