Special Topics in Natural Science: Botany of Cryptogams
- Semester: Summer
- Course Number: NS380
- Instructors: Michael Tessler
- Credit: 3
This course is an advanced field and lab-based exploration of spore-producing plants, including mosses, liverworts, quillworts, club-mosses, ferns, and horsetails. Emphasis will be on field- based identification and ecology of plants, as well as lab-based microscope use for identification, classification and exploration of the biology of specimens. Accompanying lecture topics will be focused on cryptogam evolution and classification.