Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

Botany 123:  Field Botany:  Fall 2017                         Matt Kay

Off the road to Mutau FlatLecture and lab (CRN 36799): Friday 9:30-2:20; EBS 201, and many field trips (some of which span multiple days and/or depart at irregular hours).

Course Syllabus   


                     

Week

Date

Activity/Lecture

Meeting Place/Time

Plant lists, etc.

1

Aug
25
Lecture:  Course introduction, core concepts, CA geography, plant communities I

EBS 201 (9:30-2:20)Kingdom Plantae slides

2

Sept
1
Lecture: Plant communities II; introduction to dunes and chaparral. Field trip planning/preparation
EBS 201 (9:30-2:20) 

3

Sept
8-10
Field Trips: Gibraltar Rd & La Cumbre Peak (Sept 8)
Paradise Road (Sept 9)
Guadalupe Dunes (Sept 10)
Friday: Depart SBCC 7:30am; Return SBCC ~3:00pm Saturday and Sunday: Depart SBCC 8:00am; Return SBCC ~3:00pm Gibralter Field Trip Review & Species
Coastal Sage
Scrub and Guadalupe Dunes Plant Species
Sept 8 Gibralter Rd, E. Camino Cielo, La Cumbre Peak Plant List
Sept 9 Guadalupe Dunes Species List

4

Sept
15

Lecture: Field trip review/preview

EBS 201 (9:30-2:20)

 

5

Sept
21-24
Field trip: Sierra Nevada Mtns, CA Central Valley, Yosemite National Park, Owens Valley, White Mountains
Thursday, Sept. 21
Depart SBCC 7:00 am
Sunday, Oct. 24
Return SBCC 6:30 pm
Species list
Species covered

6

Sept 29 Lecture: Field trip review; movie day (!); work on herbarium specimens
EBS 201 (9:30-2:20)  

7

Oct
6
Lecture: Fire in California plant communities; work on herbarium specimens EBS 201 (9:30-2:20) 

8

Oct
13
1) Complete herbarium specimens,
student presentations to class
2) Final exam review
3) Slide show and course review

EBS 201 (9:30-2:20) 

9

Oct
20
1) Final exam
2) Notebooks due
(final mandatory meeting of course)
EBS 201 (9:30-2:20)  

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11

      

12

      

13

      

14

      

15

      
16
  SBCC final exam meeting time (week 16; Friday, Dec. 8, 8 am - 10 am) is optional, and no exam will be issued

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