BIOL 3280

Forest Botany

(Formerly BOTN 3270, 001.327) An examination of the structure and dynamics of plant communities in forested ecosystems. Topics include forest type classification, physiological and anatomical responses of representative forest species, decomposition and nutrient cycling, disturbance and forest succession. Not to be held with the former 001.402. Prerequisites: BIOL 2242 (BOTN 2010, 001.201) (C); and one of BIOL 2300 (BOTN 2370, 001.237, ZOOL 2370, 022.237), BIOL 2301 (BOTN 2371, ZOOL 2371) or AGEC 2370 (065.237) (C); or consent of the department.

Winter 2018 section

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructors: Norm Kenkel
    CRN: 51410
    Lecture Location: 301 Biological Sciences
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Slot 8: 1:30 PM–2:20 PM, M.W.F.

Important Date

April 9 – April 23: Winter Term Exam Period (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Riikka Kinnunen - PhD Proposal: “The Ecology of Urban Wildlife: How do Species Respond to Rapid Environmental Change?” — Tuesday, May 1 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Chloe Schmidt, PhD Proposal: “Microevolution in rapidly changing environments” — Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Kamaldeep Chhoker, MSc. Defense: “Effects of canopy cover and pH on polyketide synthase gene transcription in Cladonie stygia and the polyketides produced in natural conditions.” — Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Lisa Hoogenboom, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen movement across the intestine of elasmoranchs” — Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.