Prerequisites: 14:262 or permission of Instructor. 14/38/94:273 is recommended.
Plant ecology deals with the dynamic interrelationships between plants and the abiotic (e.g. geological, climatic) and biotic (e.g. competition, symbiosis) components of their environment. Specific topics include a survey of plant communities typical of each of Canada's Ecoclimatic Provinces, principles and methods for the study of ecosystems, vegetation classification and ordination, and plant population ecology. Laboratories provide instruction in practical field sampling techniques and experimental observation of ecological relationships. Five Saturday or Sunday field trips provide a chance to visit many unique ecosystems in the Brandon area.
3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week , one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 14:370 in the BU Course Transfer Database.