PLBIO 2300

PLBIO 2300

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Plants are distributed across the globe in distinctive vegetation types, and have a close association with local and global climate. This course discusses factors determining vegetation structure, plant diversity, biodiversity hotspots, plant adaptations, human-plant interactions and climate change with an emphasis on ecological concepts, plant-climate interactions and plant adaptation at a very basic level. Intended for both Plant Sciences majors and students without a strong background in plant sciences. An associated field trip to Patagonia that was previously offered with this course is now offered as a separate course with credits in the spring semester.

When Offered Fall (offered alternate years).

Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

  • Evaluate any area of the globe and predict the general vegetation types that should occur based on an understanding of the relationship between climate and plant distribution, adaptation and form.
  • Evaluate individual plants for morphological adaptation syndromes to drought, salinity, predation and excess water.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16341 PLBIO 2300   LEC 001