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LAR-631 Field Ecology I: Plants and People

3 Credits

This course frames emerging issues in ecology through the interdependence of plant and human life. Topics include the basics of botany, plant morphology, and horticultural techniques, as well as plants in the context of agriculture; plants as indicators of societal change; and plants in the anthropocene. Students will develop a range of applied skills through partnerships in fieldwork, planting design and practical excursions. Woody Plant Identification: Fall trees and shrubs is a topic of Field Ecology I. The course is a unique hybrid between applied science and design that combines the classroom with the field.