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Teaching

 

BIOL 4444 Climate Change and Plants

Provides detailed information on various aspects of the effects of global climate change on plants. Anthropogenic activities and natural processes that lead to climate change are discussed.

 

BIOL 3312 General Ecology

A field-oriented ecology course in which the student learns techniques of ecological sampling and testing. The major ecosystems in the temperate region are studied, as well as diversity of ecosystems generally.

 

BIOL 3309 Physiology of Plants

A course highlighting the basic physiological functioning of plants as seen in plant-water-mineral relations; metabolism and hormonal regulation.

 

BIOL 2214 Plants for People

Plants are the mainstay of traditional and modern-day societies. This course investigates the origins of economically valuable plants and describes their structure, cultivation, preparation, and uses.

 

BIOL 2213 Environmental Science

An examination of our environment and the myriad factors that affect its quality. Important ecological concepts are introduced and our roles and responsibilities regarding current environmental issues are examined. The field is highly interdisciplinary, integrating information from many areas, including biology, chemistry, geography, sociology, and engineering.

 

BIOL 2203 Plants: Form and Function

A study of the evolution of plants and the structure and development of plants in relation to function.

 

BIOL 1153 Introductory Biology II

A course about the diversity of organisms, the evolutionary processes underlying the origin of such biodiversity, and the systems of classification used in the study of organisms. Topics include population genetics, natural selection, speciation as well as a survey of some of the major groups of organisms with emphasis on their evolutionary relationships.

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