BIOLOGY 255 - Plant Diversity
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Plant Diversity is a field-oriented course in which students learn to identify native and introduced plants using field guides and taxonomic keys. Plants are treated in a phylogenetic and evolutionary context, with occasional examples of evolutionary processes as exemplified by plants. Lectures will cover plant form, phylogeny, families, and terminology. Labs and field trips allow hands-on practice in identifying flowering and non-flowering groups (mosses, ferns, conifers). Two independent projects allow individual species to be studied in-depth. Weekly field trips of four hours.

Michigan Flora, Vols. I, II, III. E.G. Voss. Cranbrook Institute.
Guide to Flowering Plant Families. W.B. Zomlefer. UNC Press.

BIOLOGY 255 - Plant Diversity
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
102 (LAB)
TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
W 1:00PM - 5:00PM
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