Sep 15, 2019
PBIO 1000L - Plants and the Global Environment Laboratory
Same lecture as 1000 with additional laboratory to provide practical experience with plants and topics discussed in lecture.
Requisites: PBIO 1000 concurrent
Credit Hours: 1
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Consider the history of agriculture, energy use, and sustainability.
- Develop skills at plant classification and identification.
- Evaluate alternative strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions and the role that plants play.
- Investigate the evolution of plants and their complexity as organisms.
- Investigate the uses of plants as raw materials for industrial processes: paper making, fabric, and dyes.
- Investigate the uses of plants in feeding a growing human population.
- Recognize the potential and limitations of plants to provide bio-energy sources.
- Relate agricultural production and trade in the context of global economic development.
- Relate climate change to energy use and impact on plant communities.
- Understand national and global policies on endangered species and invasive species.
- Understand the basis of climate and climate change, especially greenhouse gases.
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