Biological Diversity: Plants

Biological Diversity: Plants
Comparative organization and evolutionary significance of morphological, physiological, reproductive, and ecological differences in fungi, algae, and principal groups of land plants. Laboratory included.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPDBIO 120; or BIO 130
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining BIO 230
Course Outcomes

Discuss Differences

Students will be able to discuss differences between cyanobacteria, algae, bryophytes, non-seed vascular plants, gymnosperms, flowering plants, and fungi with repsect to their lifecycles, characteristic morphologies, and biological roles.

Evolutionary Logic

Students will develop the skills necessary to understand and critically apply evolutionary logic including the use of phylogeny and tree-thinking to formulate and test hypotheses that explain biological diversity

Explore Related Topics

Students will be able to continue to explore related topics with confidence and understanding throughout their lives.