Natural History of Plants

Natural History of Plants (BIO 102)¬†offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the incredible diversity of California’s native plants and natural plant communities. In this course, we focus on the major plant communities of California and the interrelationships of plants with their natural environment in both the lab and on field trips. You will learning the dominant plant species that make up California’s diverse plant communities and how to identify them. You will also learn about California’s geologic and botanical history, historical uses of plants, and human impacts on California’s plant communities. The course is designed for minors in biology or for those with an interest in their natural surroundings, but is acceptable for majors who have not completed BIO 112.


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