BIO 264/265 Plant Diversity and Ecology

Department:  Biological Sciences
Faculty:  Jesse Bellemare

Spring 2012, 2013

The class is taught at the Lyman Plant House and makes extensive use of the greenhouse collections on a weekly basis and the outdoor systematics beds later in the spring. The course presents a wide-ranging survey of plant diversity from Embryophytes to Gymnosperm and Angiosperm families. Supplemental course funds are used for field guides, an honorarium for a botanical illustrator, and field trips to local wetlands and forests.

...first‐hand experiences with botanical diversity were clearly a highlight of the course for many students, setting it apart from standard science courses that often rely more heavily on textbook or powerpoint.

Jesse Bellemare

systematics garden