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Top BOT 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top BOT 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Section 1: Departmental seminar (F, W, S). Section 2: Communication in Ecology (F). Section 3: Community and Habitat Analyses (W). Section 4: Lichens and Bryophytes Research (S). Weekly one-hour meetings for reporting and discussions of proposal research, review and discussion of recent literature, and mini-workshops on particular problems. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 508 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 510 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 514 AGROSTOLOGY (4) 
Classification and identification of grasses, with emphasis on the modern system of grass classification; laboratory practice in keying grass specimens to genus and species. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 321

Top BOT 515 FOREST INSECT AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Effects of insects and diseases on forest ecosystems. Recognition of important groups, prediction of pest responses to environmental changes, and management strategies for protection of forest resources. Field trips. Lec/lab/rec. CROSSLISTED as FES 515. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 516 AQUATIC BOTANY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Taxonomy and ecology of aquatic vegetation, emphasizing freshwater and marine algae and the submergent vascular plants. Morphology, physiology, and classification of the algae; morphological and physiological adaptations of aquatic vascular plants; and primary production in aquatic ecosystems. Laboratory practice in the identification of local taxa. Field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 525 FLORA OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Vascular plant identification, terminology, and diagnostic characteristics of plant families. Lab emphasizes the use of keys for identification to the species level and ability to recognize by sight those plant families found in the Pacific Northwest. Field trips. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 321 or equivalent.

Top BOT 535 POLLINATION BIOLOGY (4) 
Explores the special adaptations of flowering plants and insect pollinators. Lectures discuss the co-evolution of pollinators and flowering plants and specialized morphology of pollinators. Labs include the identification of pollinators, field surveys and an exercise that will create a management/restoration plan. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 321 or equivalent or instructor consent.

Top BOT 542 PLANT POPULATION ECOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Ecological aspects of plant form and reproduction; demography and population modeling; species interactions, including competition, mutualism, and herbivory. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 341 or equivalent.

Top BOT 543 PLANT COMMUNITY ECOLOGY (3) 
The structure, diversity, and successional dynamics of terrestrial plant communities; methods of analysis. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BOT 341 or equivalent.

Top BOT 547 NUTRIENT CYCLING (3) 
Reviews and discusses ecosystem-level biogeochemical concepts for terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems, primarily by reading and discussing classic and current literature to determine the state-of-knowledge and uncertainties associated with it. Topics will include root nutrient uptake mechanisms, soil chemical and biochemical transformations in different soil and ecosystems, measuring soil solution and watershed fluxes, soil organic matter formation and structure, the meaning of sustainability, the concept of N saturation in terrestrial ecosystems, and the use of natural abundance and tracer isotopes in ecosystem biogeochemistry. While forest biogeochemical processes will be emphasized, desert, aquatic, wetland, and prairie ecosystems will also be explored. CROSSLISTED as FS 547 and SOIL 547. PREREQS: College-level chemistry and biology and one class in ecology (BI 370 or equivalent) and/or soils (e.g. SOIL 205).

Top BOT 550 PLANT PATHOLOGY (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Causal agents of plant disease, diagnosis, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and disease management principles and strategies. Field trip. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: BI 213 or BI 213H

Top BOT 552 PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT (4) 
Analysis of host, pathogen, and environmental factors influencing the increase and spread of plant disease. Epidemiological theory will be used as a basis for developing and evaluating principles and concepts of plant disease management. Lec/lab/rec. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BOT 350 or BOT 550

Top BOT 553 PLANT DISEASE DIAGNOSIS (3) 
Diagnosis of plant diseases and identification of causal agents. Laboratory practice in identification techniques. Observation of symptoms exhibited by diseased plants in greenhouse and field locations. Field trips. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years in summer term. PREREQS: BOT 350 or BOT 550

Top BOT 554 PLANT PATHOGENIC NEMATODES (2) 
Survey of nematodes that cause plant disease. Includes taxonomy, identification, life cycles, symptomology, interactions with other plant pathogens, and how nematodes cause plant disease. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BOT 550 and 6 credits of upper-division biology.

Top BOT 555 PLANT VIROLOGY (3) 
Nature and properties; symptomology; transmission; inhibitors; purification; electron microscopy; serology; control. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BOT 550 and 6 credits of upper-division biology.

Top BOT 556 PHYLOGENETICS (4) 
Explores the theory and practice of modern phylogenetic analysis. Emphasis placed on tree reconstruction algorithms, assessment of statistical support, and contemporary issues in phylogenetics. Lab will focus on the use of phylogenetic software and the analysis of molecular data sets. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as Z 556. PREREQS: ST 511

Top BOT 561 MYCOLOGY (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A broad taxonomic survey of the fungi. Topics include life histories, systematics, ecology, genetics, and ethnomycology. Participation on field trips and the submission of a specimen collection are required. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (BI 211 or BI 211H) and (BI 212 or BI 212H) and (BI 213 or BI 213H)

Top BOT 565 LICHENOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Biology of lichens; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology. Field trip fee. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: (BI 213 or BI 213H) and two botany courses.

Top BOT 566 BRYOLOGY (4) 
Biology of bryophytes; includes structure, life histories, classification, and ecology. Field trip fee. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: (BI 213 or BI 213H) and two botany courses.

Top BOT 575 COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (4) 
Principles of comparative genomics. Methods for genome assembly and annotation. Genomic approaches for the study of structural change, whole genome duplication, gene family evolution, gene networks, gene regulation and epigenetics. Lab topics include the analysis of next generation sequencing data and conducting comparative genomic analyses. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as MCB 575. PREREQS: Students will require a basic working knowledge of cell and molecular biology and genetics. BI 314 and (BI 311 or CSS 430)

Top BOT 576 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING IN THE LIFE SCIENCES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to management of large datasets (e.g., nucleic acids, protein), computer programming languages, application of basic mathematical functions, and assembly of computational pipelines pertinent to life sciences. CROSSLISTED as MCB 576. PREREQS: Cell and molecular biology or genetics, or by approval of instructor. Familiarity with text editing software and unix/linux operating system is advantageous.

Top BOT 580 PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PHOTOBIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores the diverse use of light in biological systems, with particular emphasis on photosynthesis. Lectures will discuss the nature of light, light in the natural environment, light absorption in biological systems, use of light energy for photosynthesis, communication, defense, motility, and vision, as well as deleterious effects of light and its use for global monitoring satellite systems. PREREQS: One course in plant physiology, ecology, or the equivalent, or by permission of instructor.

Top BOT 588 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to mechanisms of plant responses to environmental change caused by humans, including atmospheric, nutrient, water, and global climate factors. Concepts are built around principles of plant environment relations. Lec/lab. PREREQS: One course in plant physiology or one course in ecology.

Top BOT 590 SELECTED TOPICS IN MYCOLOGY (1-3) 
Advanced topics in mycology through analysis of current literature. Detailed study of an aspect of mycology beyond those covered in regular classes. Seminar and discussion format. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: BOT 461 or BOT 561

Top BOT 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 601 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top BOT 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 607 SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Section 1. Departmental seminar This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 608 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BOT 616 FOREST PATHOLOGY (3) 
Advanced topics in forest pathology with an emphasis on field problems facing managers of forest resources. Field trips. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: (BOT 415 or BOT 515) or BOT 550

Top BOT 651 MOLECULAR BASIS OF PLANT PATHOGENESIS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Analysis of current concepts in the physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of host-parasite interactions. Topics covered include specificity, recognition, penetration, toxin production, altered plant metabolism during disease, resistance mechanisms and regulatory aspects of gene expression during host-parasite interactions. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as MCB 651. PREREQS: BOT 550

Top BOT 668 PLANT DISEASE DYNAMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Evaluation of processes affecting the dynamics of plant disease and pathogen populations through analysis of current literature. Students will be expected to conduct extensive reading and analysis of literature and to meet with the instructor for small group discussions. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BOT 550 and ST 412

Top BOT 691 SELECTED TOPICS-PLANT ECOLOGY (1-3) 
Recent advances and developing problems in plant ecology, with critical evaluation of current literature. Topics vary from year to year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits. PREREQS: Graduate-level ecology.

Top BOT 692 SELECTED TOPICS: PLANT PATHOLOGY (1-3) 
Selected topics concerning plant pathogens and plant disease processes, emphasizing current literature and theory. Topics vary from year to year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits. PREREQS: BOT 550 or equivalent.

Top BOT 699 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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