ESSM 648
Wetland Plant Taxonomy

(3 Credits) (1-4)

 

INSTRUCTOR:
Stephan L. Hatch (s-hatch@tamu.edu) 845-4328

OFFICE: Room 131B, University Services Building

TIME and LOCATION: W 1:50-2:40
M/W 3:10-5:00
ANIN 133
TEXTS:

Hatch, S.L. 2010. Gould's Grasses of Texas. Copy Corner, College Station

Godfrey, R.K., and J.W. Wooten. 1979. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of the Southeastern United States. University of Georgia Press, Athens. (2 volumes)

Hatch, S. L. 2010. Lecture notes. Copy Corner, College Station

OBJECTIVES:

1. To learn variation in the morphology of weland plants
2. To become proficient in using daignostic key for identification ( followed by verification).
3. To learn how to collect wetland plant speciments.
4. Learn to recognize important wetland plant genera by sight.

GRADING: 1. Lecture exams (2) ................................................................................ 200
  2. Keying exams (5 @ 30 points each) ..................................................... 150
 

3. Sight Identification (3 @ 50 points each)...............................................

150
 
a. Herbs, shrubs, trees, floating submergents, and fern allies (Family, Genus)
b. Cumulative, plus grass-likes (Family, Genus)
c. Cumulative, plus grasses (Tribe, Genus)
 
  4. Collection of wetland plants, fieldbook, disk, and labels of 50 species... 100
 
TOTAL
600
 
A=100-90%
B=89-80%
C=79-70%
D=69-60%
F=59-0%