F&ES 671a/EVST 231 / 2018-2019

Temperate Woody Plant Taxonomy and Dendrology

Credits: 3
Fall 2018: Tu, 1:00-5:00, Marsh Rotunda
 

 

Dendrology literally translates as “the study of trees” and integrates morphology, phenology, ecology, biogeography, and the natural history of tree species. In this course students learn how to identify more than 120 individual species of woody plants using common morphological and ecological traits used for field identification. Dendrology is by nature context-specific, so this course has a focus on North American forest species, primarily of eastern North America. In addition, we use phylogenetic systematics as the structure for understanding taxonomy and the evolutionary history and relationships between species. Enrollment limited to thirteen.


Limited to 13