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.
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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