As an exploration of the botanical riches of the tropics - focusing on the plant life of Hawaii - this course traces fundamentals of plant taxonomy, physiology, and ecology in relation to complexities of existence on the most isolated island chain in the world. Issues related to indigenous vegetation, including effects of introduced animals and plants, agriculture, and ethnobotany, are discussed. The course involves one week of lectures at Trinity Western and two weeks of lectures and field work in Hawaii.
Summer sessions only. Not offered every year
BIOL 103, 104, and 105; or BIOL 113, 114 and instructor's consent. BIOL 216 or 312 or 314 or 316 strongly recommended.