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Special Topics in Environmental Sciences (390-0-04)


Plant-Animal Interactions


Paul James Caradonna

Meeting Info

Technological Institute M128: Tues, Thurs 12:30PM - 1:50PM

Overview of class

Plant-Animal Interactions: This course will explore the diversity of interactions between plants and animals, including antagonistic interactions (e.g., herbigory), mutualistic interactions (e.g., pollination, seed dispersal and ant-plant associations), and interactions involving multiple species and across trophic levels.

Registration Requirements

Students should be comfortable reading papers from the scientific literature. Students should be familiar with basic biological and ecological concepts.

Evaluation Method

Contributions to class discussion, exams, projects, and presentations.

Class Materials (Required)

We will be reading many papers from the primary scientific literature. All reading materials will be posted on Canvas.