Urban Plant Biology
Identification and discussion of environmental stress factors that affect growth and success of plants. Emphasis will be placed on ornamental plants, trees, shrubs, and turf in urban/suburban environments. Criteria will be developed to fit plants to various types of urban sites, depending on site characteristics. Plant response to light, temperature, water, salt and other soil pollutants, soil compaction, and air pollutants will be considered as well as mechanisms of tolerance or avoidance. Lectures plus one field trip.Three written exams, student paper, no final exam.
Prequisites: PLSOILIN 102 or BIOLOGY 103. PLSOILIN 397P strongly recommended.
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