ENH 105

TAXONOMY AND ECOLOGY
OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANT FAMILIES

Jim Harding


Course Goals

  • Students learn to identify some of the more familiar and interesting species and families of the California landscape, including native and introduced species of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms.
  • Comparative morphology and evolutionary relationships of the major families of environmental plants are discussed in order to prepare students to learn new plants in the future.
  • Genetic improvement of environmental species is illustrated with examples of hybridization and selection from Magnolias, Tulips and Roses.
  • Examples of adaptation to different environments will be given to illustrate divergent and convergent evolution.
  • The past and potential benefits and risks of the introduction of exotic species and the conservation of plant diversity in the California flora are discussed.
  • Students are expected to have a background equivalent to ENH 6 at UC Davis, or a similar course taught at any of the California Community Colleges, or a course in Plant Taxonomy.

 

2014 Lecture Schedule

Teaching Assistants:

Section 1A: John Short .. jfshort@ucdavis.edu

Section 1B: Gregory Tarver .. gwtarverjr@ucdavis.edu

Section 2:Katie Hoeberling .. khoeberling@ucdavis.edu

Section 3: Travis Parker .. trparker@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Slides from Lectures

Some of these slides are plants from the labs and others are plants we will not see in lab and are used to illustrate family characteristics

 

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Lecture 15

Here is where you can find out what those fearsome looking words mean:

Glossary

 

COURSE GRADING

 

Mid Terms from Past Years

Mid Term 1, 2011

Mid Term 1, 2012

Mid Term 2, 2011

Mid Term 2, 2012

Mid Term 3, 2010

Mid Term 3, 2011

Mid Term 3, 2012

 

 



The honorary Teaching Assistants for this class are Clayton Timothy (on the left) and Tyto Makore (below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about mud, noise, trucks, etc.