Make the most of your summer! The UW-Madison Botany Summer Program offers a diversity of online, blended, and in-person courses including field and lab offerings.
Summer 2018 Courses
Midwestern Ecological Issues: A Case Study Approach
BOTANY 450 June 4 - July 1 online 2 credits
A 4-week, all online course exploring ecological issues significant to the Great Lakes region. Topics include land use, water resources, invasive species, a changing climate, and the ecological approach to mitigating these problems.
Instructor: Kevin Barrett
The Vegetation of Wisconsin
BOTANY 455 Jun 18 - Jul 29 4 credits
Ecology of Wisconsin plant communities: floristic composition, community structure; relationship to history, climate, soil, and geology; response to human perturbation. Lecture and lab.
Instructor: Stephen Solheim
BOTANY 460 May 29 - Jul 22 4 credits
In this class, we will explore how environmental processes and biological interactions combine to affect individual organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems across the globe. We will survey and practice the tools and thinking processes used by ecologists to conduct ecological studies. Many of our lab sections will be spent in the field, practicing ecology!
Instructor: Kyle Webert
BOTANY 474 Jun 18 - Aug 12 online 3 credits
Ethnobotany is the study of relationships between human cultures and plants. This course includes: traditional ecological knowledge, plant medicine, wild edible foods, domestication, plants in spirituality and other topics. We will have a combination of lectures, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and plant walks.
Instructor: Jane Bradbury