Tropical Plant Biology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Tropical Plant Biology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BI102

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course will focus on broad concepts and ideas in tropical plant biology and provide an in-depth study of the morphology, physiology, reproductive biology and community structure of higher tropical plants. Tropical plant diversity, adaptations to tropical environments, ecological interactions, human uses and impacts on tropical ecosystems will be discussed.
    Topics
    Topics will be illustrated with examples taken from both Regional and global tropics. Field trips to familiarize students with the identification and communities of plants of the region will be part of the practical for the course.

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