Dendrology

Identification, ranges, uses, and some ecological characteristics of evergreen and deciduous woody plants, both native and cultivated; lab and field work. Enroll Info: A 5 cr intro college crse in bot or equiv

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General Ecology

Ecology of individual organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes, and the biosphere. The interaction of organisms with each other and their physical environment. These relationships are studied, often in quantitative terms, in both field and laboratory settings; lecture and lab. Enroll Info: Intro course in botany & zoology, or Bot/Zoo 151-152, or Biocore 301 or 333; for biol sci majors only

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Special Topics

Topics of interest to undergraduates, taught as the need arises. Enroll Info: None

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Conservation Biology

Application of ecological principles and human dimensions to the conservation of biological diversity. Topics: biodiversity science; conservation planning; population ecology; habitat loss, species exploitation, invasive species, pollution; human attitudes and activities as they affect the biosphere; approaches to monitoring interventions. Enroll Info: An ecology crse (eg, Botany/Zoology 460)

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Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary biology, emphasizing how modern scientists study evolution. Topics include: nature and mechanisms of microevolution, macroevolution, adaptation, speciation; systematics and taxonomy; quantitative genetics and measurement of natural selection; phylogenetic analyses of behavior, physiology, morphology, biochemistry; current controversies in evolution. Enroll Info: An elem course in zool or botany & So st; Genetics/Botany/Zool 160 or 466 recommended

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Midwest Ecol Iss: Case Study

This web course explores how ecological principles can be used to address contemporary environmental issues such as water quality, invasive species, and population growth. Emphasis on midwestern issues, practical approaches, the role of history, and geographic context. Enroll Info: Intro biology crse, interest in solving problems

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Ethnobotany

Study of the interactions between human cultures and plants. Topics include: traditional resource management and agriculture; crop domestication, evolution, and conservation; archaeobotany; indigenous knowledge; folk taxonomy; plants in symbolism and religion; dietary patterns; phytochemistry; global movement of plants and peoples. Enroll Info: A five credit course in botany or biology (e.g., Botany 130, Biology 151) or cons inst

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