F&ES 671a / 2017-2018

Temperate Woody Plant Taxonomy and Dendrology

Credits: 3
Fall 2017: Tu, 1:00-4:00, Marsh Classroom


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 the major temperate plant families, with a focus on North American forest species. In addition, they learn the morphological and ecological traits used for field identification of woody plants. We use phylogenetic systematics as the structure for understanding the evolutionary history and relationships between species.

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