PLBIO 2301

PLBIO 2301

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

An intensive three-week field course in Latin America over winter break (most years taken in Patagonia) studying local vegetation and flora and the relationship of vegetation to climate, geography and geology. In the field, students will receive lectures on the vegetation, learn to identify dominant plants, and undertake a directed set of vegetation transects that record species diversity and ecological parameters.

When Offered Winter.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 2300.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL, CU-UGR)

Comments A spring semester course will follow (PLBIO 2302) field trip.

  • Understand and be able to interpret the distribution of vegetation in relation to climate and soils.
  • Observe carefully in the field, take precise and easily interpretable field notes, conduct collaborative scientific data collection and analysis.
  • Learn capabilities for the identification of plant species in the field.
  • Learn specific methods of data collection using ecological transects.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Multi-Term

  •  1038PLBIO 2301  FLD 801

    • Su TBA
    • Jan 3 - Jan 21, 2018
    • Nixon, K

  • Prerequisite: PLBIO 2300 Class travels to Patagonia (Chile) on January 2nd and returns on January 22nd. Students receive an "R" grade for PLBIO 2301 and must enroll in PLBIO 2302 during the Spring semester in order to receive a final grade and the 2 total academic credits towards graduation. Students should not enroll in another Winter session class.