Dec 04, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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BIOL 426 - Plant Animal Interactions


4 credit(s)
Plant-animal interactions are fundamentally important to the ecology and evolution of natural ecosystems, to conservation (e.g., management of invasive species), and to agriculture and food production. In this class, we will study the major antagonistic and mutualistic plant-animal interactions, including pollination, herbivory, fruit and seed dispersal, and plant protection mutualisms. Using these topics, we will explore basic and applied concepts related to ecology, evolution, and plant biology. Readings from the primary literature will be an integral component of the course, while labs will focus on authentic investigations of topics such as plant defenses, associational effects, pollination biology, or seed dispersal.
Offered: Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 314 , and two of the following: BIOL 313 BIOL 315 BIOL 317 .  

 



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