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BOMI 344 - Plant Communities and Ecosystems


(1.25 units)

Students will explore the structure and function of plant communities, with a focus on the vegetation types of Ohio. Topics include methods of vegetation sampling, major plant associations of the world, connections between plant communities and climate, soils, succession, competition, facilitation, invasive plants, primary productivity, and biogeochemical cycles. Readings from the primary literature will be discussed. Field trips to local plant communities are a major focus of the laboratory component. Students will design and carry out an independent research project. Lecture and laboratory. This course is intended for sophomore to senior science majors. Prerequisite:BIOL 122  orBOMI 233 , or permission of instructor. Fall (Group II)