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Environmental & Plant Biology Undergraduate Courses

PBIO 2200 - Woody Plants

Identification of the woody plants (trees, shrubs, and vines), both native and non-native, found in the Midwest. Commercial, wildlife, and landscaping uses of each species will be reviewed.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2250 - Flowers

Not intended for plant biology majors. Identification of local flowers and discussion of the role of flowers in their natural environments.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2470 - Biomes of the World

Detailed survey of biomes around the world. Broad characterization of each ecosystem globally is coupled with details on representative protected areas for each biome in North America. Emphasis is placed on geologic and ecological processes determining vegetation zones and the plant and animal species characteristic of each biome. Conservation issues, human impacts, and products for human use, are discussed throughout the course.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2480 - Dendrology: A Study of Trees, Shrubs, and Lianas

This is a field course to teach students how to identify local woody species throughout the forests of Ohio, any time of the year. Students will gain hands-on experience to successfully recognize the key features of woody plants to be proficient in identifying plants during any season. This course will go beyond description because students will also learn about reproductive and establishment requirements to help aid identification and understand how these species can be used as a bioindicator of site quality, disturbance regimes, and land-use history. Due to the field based nature of this course, student need to be willing to walk several miles in rough terrain and poor weather. Students will compile their knowledge by making a field guide of the species covered in class for outreach.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2840 - Introduction to Global Studies in Plant Biology seminar

Mandatory seminar, with associated travel workshops for freshmen and sophomores enrolling in a subsequent Global Studies in Plant Biology field course. Students conduct relevant readings and develop and present a seminar on diverse topics related to biological diversity and environmental issues of the field course destination and region.

Credits: 2

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 seminar

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2900 - Special Topics in Plant Biology

Discussion of current and/or special topics in plant biology.

Credits: 1 - 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2970T - Plant Biology Tutorial

Seminar contents varies.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 15.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2971T - Plant Biology Tutorial

[Seminar contents varies.]

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 15.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2980T - Plant Biology Tutorial

[Seminar contents varies.]

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 15.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 2981T - Plant Biology Tutorial

[Seminar contents varies.]

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 15.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 3010 - Lab in Cell and Molecular Plant Physiology

Lab CaMPP is an intensive (1 week) laboratory experience in plant cell and molecular biology and physiology research techniques. Topics cover DNA manipulation, protein biochemistry, and cell fractionation.

Credits: 2

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 30.0 laboratory, 15.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 3020 - Soil Microbial Analysis Lab

This one-week long course is an intensive laboratory experience in soil science, biogeochemistry, and microbial ecology. Students will become familiar with techniques and instrumentation to estimate soil quality and the composition and function of soil microorganisms from a field experiment.

Credits: 2

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 3030 - Medicinal Plants of Ohio

Summer workshop. Identification, history, and uses of medicinal plants; characteristics of herb families; preparation of simple herbal remedies. Field trips to conifer woods, flood plain, cove forest, wetland, and commercial herb-growing establishment.

Credits: 2

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 3050 - Plant Propagation

Principles and practices in sexual and asexual propagation of selected plants; timing, manner, and material utilized for cuttage, budding, grafting, layerage and tissue culture; methods of seed handling as affected by time, temperature, and media selection; study of types, construction, and management of various propagation and growing structures and equipment used; identification of selected plants of horticultural and/or agricultural importance using proper scientific nomenclature. Includes one Saturday field trip.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PBIO 3060X - Freshwater Algae

Students will learn about freshwater algae and their role in the environment through interactive lectures. Students will conduct independent learning through making their photo collections working in small groups on a project. Topics to be explored in the course include taxonomy, ecology and used of freshwater algae, with emphasis on identification of common or representative genera, the role of algae in freshwater systems and the practical uses of algae to assess environmental problems and to use as biofuels and sources for novel products.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I