University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: Plant Biology

PBIO 006 - SU: The Green World

Evaluation of the impact of plants on the aesthetic, cultural, social, medical, and religious lives of peoples of the world. Botany and Biological Science majors will not receive credit for PBIO 006 as part of program distribution requirements.

PBIO 109 - Plant Systematics

Collection and identification of ferns and flowering plants; survey of prominent Vermont plant families; plant nomenclature, classification, and phylogeny; species concepts and speciation; floral function. Prerequisites: PBIO 004 or BIOL 002 or BCOR 012 or BCOR 021 or Instructor permission.

PBIO 177 - Biology of Fungi

Collect, identify and study major fungal groups, especially basidiomycetes (mushrooms, rusts and smuts), ascomycetes (cup fungi, yeasts and mildews), and affiliated taxa. Extensive field and lab work, with thematic lectures. Prerequisite: PBIO 004 or BIOL 002 or BCOR 12 or BCOR 021 or Instructor permission.

PBIO 192 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PBIO 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Department permission.

PBIO 223 - Fundamentals of Field Science

Pattern and process in natural systems. Weekly discussion of unifying questions in science. Field labs teach sampling and analysis of vegetation, soils, and animals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or several university courses in earth sciences, life sciences, and chemistry.

PBIO 281 - Botany Seminar

Presentations of personal research by faculty, graduate students, and outside guest speakers. Attendance required of plant biology Graduate students and Seniors in botanical research programs. Without credit.

PBIO 292 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PBIO 295 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

PBIO 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Department permission.

PBIO 333 - Professional Writing Essential

Basics of good writing, essay and report writing, as published in both popular and professional journals in the environment and natural resources. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: NR 333.

PBIO 334 - Professional Writing AdvTopics

Writing workshop that explores essay and report writing, as published in both popular and professional journals that examine the natural world and its resources. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. Cross-listed with: NR 334.

PBIO 381 - Adv Topics in Plant Biology

Subject matter varies. Topics will stress current graduate student and faculty research interests in a journal review or presentation-discussion format. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.