Plant Evolution and Diversity Lab (350-0-20)
Patrick S Herendeen
Hogan Hall, 6-140B, 2205 Tech Drive
Technological Institute F280: Tues 10:00AM - 11:50AM
Overview of class
This course is an introduction to the diversity and evolutionary history of land plants for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It will introduce principles of plant structure, classification, phylogeny, and paleontology in an evolutionary framework. Morphological, anatomical, molecular and fossil evidence for the evolutionary history and relationships of each group will be presented. Laboratories will focus on diversity and structural characteristics of each group and their fossils. Field trips will complement lecture and laboratory activities. In addition to lecture and lab, students will prepare an annotated bibliography on a topic of their choosing (subject to approval).
Prerequisite: Students must have completed BIOL_SCI 203-0, or BIOL_SCI 339-0, or BIOL_SCI 341-0, or BIOL_SCI 342-0, or ENVR_SCI 202-0 to register for this course.
Lectures & Labs
Class Materials (Suggested)
An Introductory Botany Textbook, such as:
Biology of plants, 7th edition. 2016. James D. Mauseth. ISBN-13: 978-1284077537. Jones & Bartlett Learning
Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Students must have completed BIOL_SCI 203-0, or BIOL_SCI 339-0, or BIOL_SCI 341, or BIOL_SCI 342-0, or ENVR_SCI 202-0 to register for this course.
LAB - Technological Institute F389: Thurs 10:00AM - 11:50AM