Lectures

Click links for access to Fall 2017 lecture outlines pdf (in color) files of powerpoints - these are the best files for simply viewing. These can be large files! For printing, use the black/white pdf files (BW) as they will print more clearly and will be less wasteful of ink.

1

 Sep. 4    NO CLASS - Labor Day
 Sep. 6    Introduction [pdf] [BW]
 Sep. 8    Angiosperm morphology [pdf] [BW]

2

 Sep. 11    Angiosperm morphology; [inflorescences pdf BW]
 Sep. 13    Nomenclature: the art of naming [pdf] [BW]
 Sep. 15    Classification: the art of grouping [pdf] [BW]

3

 Sep. 18    Angiosperm classification
 Sep. 20    Angiosperm classification
 Sep. 22    Basal angiosperms: magnolias and wild gingers [pdf] [BW]

4

 Sep. 25    Ranunculids: buttercups [pdf] [BW]
 Sep. 27    Darwin's "abominable mystery" [pdf] [BW]
 Sep. 29    Chemosystematics: sensual compounds [pdf] [BW]

5

 Oct. 2    Lecture Exam # 1
 Oct. 4    Caryophyllids: carnations, cacti, and carnivores [pdf] [BW]
 Oct. 6    Biosystematics: evolution, isolating mechanisms [pdf] [BW]

6

 Oct. 9    Biosystematics: speciation [pdf] [BW]
 Oct. 11    Biosystematics: speciation
 Oct. 13    Phylogenetics: Tracing the tree of life [pdf] [BW]

7

 Oct. 16    Phylogenetics II
 Oct. 18    Rosids I: roses and currants [pdf] [BW]
 Oct. 20    Rosids II: legumes and hemp [pdf] [BW]

8

 Oct. 23    Rosids III: walnuts and violets [pdf] [BW]
 Oct. 25    Rosids IV: willows and maples [pdf] [BW]
 Oct. 27    Rosids V: mustards and mallows [pdf] [BW]

9

 Oct. 30    Biosystematics: pollination biology [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 1    Plant oddities and systematic puzzles [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 3    Lower Asterids: blueberries and dogwoods [pdf] [BW]

10

 Nov. 6    Lecture Exam # 2
 Nov. 8    Asterids I: gentians and milkweeds [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 10    Asterids II: mints and snapdragons [pdf] [BW]

11

 Nov. 13    Asterids III: ginseng and honeysuckles [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 15    Asterids IV: asters and ragweed [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 17    Monocots I: Origins, aquatics and aroids [pdf] [BW]

12

 Nov. 20    Monocots II: lilies and irises [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 22    NO CLASS
 Nov. 24    NO CLASS - Thanksgiving break

13

 Nov. 27    Monocots III: orchids and palms [pdf] [BW]
 Nov. 29    Monocots IV: bananas and pineapples [pdf] [BW]
 Dec. 1    Monocots V: rushes and sedges [pdf] [BW]

14

 Dec. 4    Monocots V: grasses [pdf] [BW]
 Dec. 6    Biosystematics: molecular systematics [pdf] [BW]
 Dec. 8    Biosystematics: biogeography [pdf] [BW]

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 Dec. 11    Adaptive radiations: evolutionary and systematic repercussions [pdf] [BW]
 Dec. 13    Lecture Exam #3