PLBIO 2480

PLBIO 2480

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

An introduction to the goals and methods of plant systematics, and a survey of the diversity of vascular plants, including ferns, conifers, flowering plants, and related groups. Lectures cover plant reproduction and evolution, patterns of plant diversity, biogeography, and the methods used to analyze and interpret these patterns. The laboratory presents a survey of the diversity of vascular plants with a focus on major plant families, emphasizing groups that are prominent in natural habitats and in cultivation.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 1780 or PLBIO 2410.

Outcomes
  • Describe the goals of systematics and the methods used to analyze and interpret the history of plant diversification.
  • Interpret and describe the vegetative and reproductive structures of plants using standard botanical terminology.
  • Discuss the methods used to interpret major evolutionary changes in plant characteristics, with reference to the time, geographic location, and ecological setting in which these changes occurred.
  • Discuss the nature of plant species, the principal mechanisms of plant speciation, and the methods used to describe, name, and classify species and higher-level groups.
  • Understand the role of plant biodiversity and the study of systematics in conservation and sustainability initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively to discuss the patterns and processes leading to our current biodiversity on earth.
  • Distinguish 60 families of vascular plants.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18477PLBIO 2480  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Landis, J

      Specht, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Prerequisite: BIOEE 1780 or PLBIO 2410.

  • 18478PLBIO 2480  LAB 401

    • WMann Library 405
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Landis, J

      Specht, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18479PLBIO 2480  LAB 402

    • RMann Library 405
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Landis, J

      Specht, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person