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Introduction to Plant Identification and Ecology

Introduction to Plant Identification and Ecology

Course Number: BPSC X419

1.5 units

Appropriate for individuals with no experience identifying plants, this course introduces a simplified process of plant identification. Discussion and direct observation explore the relationships between plant species and families in several common habitats. Plant materials are used to teach botanical terminology and introduce the concept of keying as a means to identify plants. Saturday and Sunday field trips to the local mountains provide an opportunity to study the native flora of Southern California. Field studies include discussions of plant distribution and community ecology, plant physiology, adaptation to environmental stresses, pollination biology, conservation and uses of native plants. This course provides a framework for those who wish to continue explorations of the plant world.

Available Sections

Starting Jun 8

181CPD006

Starting Jun 8
181CPD006

Course Fees

$245

Instructor

Daryl Koutnik [ bio ]

close [x] Daryl Koutnik, Ph.D., Principal Biologist, PCR Services Corporation. For 14 years, he provided expert biological analysis for the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department. In that role, he has reviewed and monitored many mitigation programs for the protection of threatened species as well as managed the County's Significant Ecological Area land use program. He is also a contributing author for the Jepson Herbarium's Manual of Vascular Plants, 2nd edition reference book.

Schedule:

Fri 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Jun 8, 2018

Sat 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Jun 9, 2018

Sun 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Jun 10, 2018

3 Meetings

Location:

UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

Friday evening session meets at the Extension Center. Saturday and Sunday sessions are field trips. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Textbook:

Optional
"The Jepson Desert Manual"
B. G. Baldwin et al
ISBN:

Optional
"The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California"
B. G. Baldwin et al
ISBN:

Prerequisites

No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

Available Sections

Riverside

Section No.: 181CPD006

Dates: Jun 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Dates: Jun 9, 2018

Time: 7:30 am-6:00 pm

Dates: Jun 10, 2018

Time: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Instructor: Daryl Koutnik

Textbook: Optional
"The Jepson Desert Manual"
B. G. Baldwin et al
ISBN: Optional
"The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California"
B. G. Baldwin et al
ISBN:

Location: UCR Extension Center

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