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Biogeography class explores principles of island-biogeography

In one of their weekly sessions students of the Biogeography class played a game about island-biogeography throwing beermats from different distances on carpet-islands in different sizes. Find out more about the game and see some pictures...

The breweries on the beermats represent different species. With every new type of beermat on the island we had a new colonisation. If one species lands on top of another, the original species is removed and deemed locally extinct. Here are some photos showing dispersal, colonization, and extinction during the game. If you would like more details on how to colonise your own islands just email us laura.kehoe@geo.hu-berlin.de 

 

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