BI 407 Ecology of Plants (Spring: 4)

Prerequisite: BI201
Corequisite: BI408 (Plant Biology Lab)
An introduction to the study of plants and their ecology. Students develop the framework for plant identification and an understanding of ecological and evolutionary concepts at various scales. Angiosperms (flowering plants) will be emphasized with study of plant-plant and plant-animal interactions, plant reproduction, biomes, plant biogeography, and conservation. The BI 408 laboratory introduces students to inquiry-based observations and experiments in plant ecology. Students gain hands-on skills in plant identification, plant biology and plant ecology through field and laboratory/greenhouse exercises. In groups, students design/implement an ecological experiment that is conducted over the course of the semester in the greenhouse.
Colleen Hitchcock

Last Updated: 01-FEB-12