Plant Ecology (EEB 433)
Spring 2013 (taught every spring)
The course focuses on the fundamental concepts/techniques in plant ecology, including topics such as plant-herbivore interactions, plant-pollinator interactions, plant-soil interactions and plants in the environment. By the end of the course students will have a working knowledge of the major historical concepts, current research being done and a toolbox of lab and field techniques in plant ecology. Specific skills that will be developed include how to read, understand and write ecological literature, experimental design, field/lab sampling techniques, lab analyses of plants and plant processes, statistics/data analysis, and written/oral presentations.