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 Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.