EEB 463 - Neotropical Plant Families
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 215 or EEB 459.
Other Course Info:
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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The course introduces students to generic-level organization, identification, and morphological features of 25 neo-tropical plant families. Families covered are (1) ecologically widespread and abundant in the neo-tropics or (2) of taxonomic or economic significance.

Meetings include lectures on comparative morphology, anatomy, and ecological /economic significance of families and their included genera, and a laboratory during which students examine dried specimens as well as representative specimens from Matthaei Botanical Garden. Examinations based on dried specimens regularly reinforce the tools needed for field identification of neotropical plants.

A field trip to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri, is included during which time a term project conceived during the term will be completed.

Note that there is a $200.00 lab fee required for the field trip.

EEB 463 - Neotropical Plant Families
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Please note: Lectures are Wednesday and Friday 1-2:30pm; Lab is 2-4pm Friday only. Expect to spend a minimum of 3 additional hours in the lab each week 
Missouri Botanical Garden Field Trip is covered by the lab fee.
ISBN: 1881173011
A field guide to the families and genera of woody plants of northwest South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) with supplementary notes on herbaceous taxa, Author: Alwyn H. Gentry., Publisher: Conservation International 1993
ISBN: 9780691116945
Flowering plants of the Neotropics, Publisher: Princeton University Press, published in association with The New York Botanical Garden 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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