15:365 Plant Ecology [McGonigle]

Prerequisites: 15:262 or permission of Instructor.

This course describes the distribution and abundance of plants at scales that are global, regional, and local. Underlying mechanisms to cover in class include interactions between plant and their abiotic environment, such as soil conditions and climate, and interactions with their biotic environment, as determined by symbioses and such processes as competition and herbivory. Laboratory classes include field trips and use of relevant numerical methods.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week , one term

Instructor: Terence McGonigle