ENVIRON 436 - Woody Plants: Biology and Identification
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171 or equivalent.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Woody Plants is an intensive field, lab, and lecture-based learning experience focused on woody plant diversity. The lab and field trips focus on the identification and natural history of 160 trees, shrub and vine species that are important in Michigan environments, which include riparian and floodplain habitats, glacial lakes, moraines, bogs and a variety of forest types. Broader themes covered in lecture include biogeographic history and the assembly of Michigan plant communities, plant-insect interactions, ecological specialization, and impacts of anthropogenic environmental changes.

Class Format:

Learning Mode: All class meetings will be taught synchronously and In-Person for the Fall 2021 term.

Instruction Mode: The Lecture section (001) will meet synchronously twice per week. Each Lab section will meet synchronously once per week.


ENVIRON 436 - Woody Plants: Biology and Identification
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
7Landscape Architecture Maj
Tu 1:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (LAB)
 In Person
W 1:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (LAB)
 In Person
6Landscape Architecture Maj
Th 1:00PM - 6:00PM

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