Tropical Botany Field Course

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The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Florida International University, the International Center for Tropical Botany, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Montgomery Botanical Center, will offer an intensive, in-residence course/workshop on the systematics of tropical plants, in Coconut Grove, Florida, from May 21 – June 18, 2017.

Tropical Botany is an intensive course of study in the biology and systematics of tropical plants.  Subject matter will be largely based on the extensive holdings of tropical vascular plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and the Montgomery Botanical Center. These gardens have the largest living collections of tropical plants in the United States.  Additionally, field trips will be made to the Florida Everglades, the Florida Keys, and adjacent natural areas.  The natural vegetation of South Florida, which includes littoral and dry land habitats, mixed tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, and mangrove communities, will introduce students to the diversity of tropical vegetation.  The object of the course is to provide advanced students and/or professionals with a detailed coverage of the systematics, phylogeny, diversity of structure, economic botany and conservation of tropical seed plants.

Questions concerning the course should be addressed to Dr. Walter Judd or Dr. Christopher Baraloto.

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FIU International Center for Tropical Botany