Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 5030 - Plant Systematics

Credit Hours 3
Dual Listed: The course not dual listed at this time. However, we are in the process of creating an undergraduate version, to be named Biol 4030.
Prerequisite: Admission  to M.S. Biology or permission of instructor;
Corequisite: BIOL 5031 ;
Description: This course presents an integrative approach to plant systematics. Topics include principles of plant systematics (i.e., phylogeny, botanical taxonomy and classification, nomenclature, history) and a strong focus on the morphological characteristics of the major plant families of eastern North America. During this class, students will become familiar with contemporary literature and develop an understanding of how plant systematics is informed by herbarium-related research, field work, and lab-based research.