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BOT 130: Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (3 credits)

Course Description

Introduction to the evolution of plant communities and species of Hawaiian ecosystems; ecological interactions; observations, identification and systematics of native and introduced flora. Lecture course. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for or registration in BOT 130L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss geological history of the Hawaiian Islands and natural history of plants in Hawai‘i.
  • Discuss the arrival, establishment, major evolutionary trends and adaptive radiation of some of the surviving native species.
  • Discuss natural and human-mediated changes in the ecosystems, plant succession, and interaction between native and introduced species of plants.
  • Discuss botanical terminology for use in identifying native Hawaiian plants.

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