PLBIO 2301

PLBIO 2301

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 Multi-semester course: (Winter).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 2300.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL, CU-UGR)

Comments Students must enroll in PLBIO 2301 to receive a final grade in PLBIO 2302.

  • 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.
  • Develop skills for the identification of plant species in the field.
  • Master specific methods of data collection using ecological transects.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Multi-Term

  •  1169 PLBIO 2301   FLD 801

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Patagonia. Prerequisite: PLBIO 2300. Class travels to Patagonia (Chile) on January 2 and returns on January 21. Students receive an "R" grade for PLBIO 2301 and must enroll in PLBIO 2302 during the spring semester to receive a final grade and the 2 total academic credits towards graduation. Students should not enroll in another Winter session class.