ENVS 247 Native Plants and Sustainability 3.0 Credits
Plants are an integral part of our daily lives in nearly every way, directly or indirectly. Increasingly, our landscapes are becoming dominated with species that are introduced from other parts of the world (intentionally or by accident), displacing many of the species that were once key components of our ecosystems. The impacts of the loss of native plants are profound. This course will give students an overview of the many reasons why native plants are critically important to us, and the problems that arise when non-native plants replace them. There will be discussions about topics ranging from evolutionary theory, conservation, agriculture, public health, nutrition, and more.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit