Classification, morphology, and ecology on lichens. Field trip required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining BIO 511
Course Outcomes


Research and characterize the nature of the lichen symbiosis.

Working Knowledge

Develop a working knowledge of lichen biology.

Air Quality

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of lichens as biomonitors of air quality.

Basic Skills

Develop basic skills for collecting, processing, and identifying lichens.

Genetic Patterns

Develop basic skills with:

- Thin-layer chromatography – lichen secondary chemistry.

- Molecular techniques – to characterize genetic patterns and relationships at the population level.

Publication Preparation

Prepare research manuscripts for review and publication consideration.

Research Proposal

Present a research proposal for a project using lichens as air quality biomonitors.