BIOLOGY 310. Plant Biodiversity. 4 Credits.
An introduction to the diversity of vascular plants, with an emphasis on flowering plants. Lectures cover both organismal and phylogenetic/evolutionary perspectives on plant systematics, including the use of genetic and genomic data for understanding plant evolution. The laboratory presents a survey of vascular plant diversity, covering structural characteristics of major plant families and the identification of seed plants of Wisconsin to the species level.
P: Biology 201/202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203/204 with at least a C grade, or transfer cse Biology 003.