EEB304H - Field Botany

Instructors:   Prof. T. A. Dickinson Prof. J. E. Eckenwalder  


Department of Natural History
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto ON M5S 2C6

(416) 586-8032

Teaching Assistant: TBA  
Dates: 24 May - 6 June 2009  

Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill (, plus other sites.


The fee for dormitory accommodation and meals for 2009 is $650. Half will be payable to student's home university; the balance is due to the University of Toronto prior to the course. Students from outside Toronto are responsible for transportation costs to and from Toronto. Transport between Toronto (U of T campus) and Jokers Hill will be arranged at the beginning and end of the course, as will transport to other sites of botanical interest in southern Ontario during the course.

Prerequisites: A university course in general biology or permission of the instructor

Enrollment: 16 students (6 for OUPFB; 10 for U of Toronto)

Course Description:
The course will take advantage of the diversity of habitats at Jokers Hill to introduce students to field, herbarium, and laboratory methods used in plant organismic biology research. Students live at the Koffler Scientific Reserve for the two weeks duration the course, surrounded by forests and fields. Topics will include plant collecting, vegetation sampling, plant identification, and preparation of voucher specimens in relation to studying plant systematics, plant reproductive biology, and documenting plant diversity. Students may visit the Green Plant Herbarium (TRT) at the Royal Ontario Museum in order to learn how reference collections of plant specimens are housed, curated, and studied. A visit will be made to one or more other habitats not represented at Jokers Hill. Visits may also be made to botanical gardens in the region. Click HERE for more details.

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