Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

This course is a survey of the major groups of plants that grow on and around Mount Desert Island. The course is field-based, will also include discussion and laboratory work. We will cover structural organization and reproductive methods found in bryophytes, ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Ecological relationships of diverse groups with their environment provide insights into their evolutionary success or failure. Evaluations are based on class participation, quizzes, lab exams, problem sets, and a final project.

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