Welcome to Plant Ecology!

This course will introduce students to major conceptual issues and areas of current research in plant ecology. We will focus on the factors that affect the distribution and abundance of plant species. The availability of water or nutrients, interactions with neighboring plants or animals, and the frequency of disturbances such as fire may all interact to influence what vegetation we see in an area, and in what proportions. Examining the many possible influences on each species is the subject of this course. We will also relate current ecological research to such environmental issues as climate change, exotic species invasions, and the impacts of Sudden Oak Death.

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Corbin

What's New?
5/24/05 Thanks for a great semester! The final exams are graded and you can look at a histogram of the results. Here is a key to the exam questions.

Read all about 154L's work to restore the Grinnell Nature Area at Strawberry Creek:

last updated 5/24/05
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