Native Plant Trust


Saturday, May 1, 2021—Thursday, September 30, 2021

Plant Ecology

This comprehensive overview of plant ecology addresses the distribution and abundance of plants and their interactions with other organisms and the physical environment. You will explore ecological principles and their field applications; factors that affect plants as individuals, populations, and communities; and methods for investigating plant communities. Supporting topics covered include biogeochemistry, biogeography, disturbance and succession, and conservation for biodiversity. With diagrams, images, and further resources offered to reinforce the concepts, you will apply the new material through indoor and outdoor assignments and peer forums. This Basic Certificate online core course is self-paced; a facilitator will guide you in your learning, review your assignments, and answer your questions. Beginning at the course start date, students will have two weeks to complete each module. On average, the course takes about 12 hours to complete. You can download the syllabus here.

Date/time detailsCourse access available from May 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021
LocationSelf-paced online
Program codeCERO101
Fee$150 (Members)/$200 (Nonmembers)
InstructorJennifer McCarthy
CertificateBasic Core



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