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 2020 Courses
Midwestern Ecological Issues: A Case Study Approach
BOTANY 450 May 18 - June 14 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
BOTANY 460 May 26 - July 19 classroom+field 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 15 - Aug 9 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: Elizabeth Bradbury
BOTANY 651 June 15 - Aug 9 online 3 credits
Application of ecological principles and human dimensions to the conservation of biological diversity. Topics: biodiversity science; conservation planning; population ecology; habitat loss, species exploitation, invasive species, pollution; human attitudes and activities as they affect the biosphere; approaches to monitoring interventions.
Instructor: Grant Morton