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Cynthia Chang
BIOL 471
Seattle Campus

Plant Ecology

Basic concepts of plant ecology, including studies of the environment, plant-environment interactions, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Laboratory includes one weekend field trip, laboratory and greenhouse experiments, and an introduction to ecological problem solving. Prerequisite: either BIOL 180, B BIO 180, or TESC 120.

Class description

Plant Ecology is an advanced course for undergraduates which will combine lecture, discussion, and lab. We will be exploring a range of topics, starting at the scale of a plant individual, population, community interactions, and ecosystem dynamics. Across these topics, we will examine theoretical foundations and current controversies in plant ecology. This course will familiarize you with basic theory as well as experimental, methodological, and statistical techniques.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cynthia Chang
Date: 03/21/2014