Introduction to Plant Ecology

Are you struggling with the diversity and complexity of biology? Or do you enjoy nature and want to know more about it? Take a big-picture approach and keep biology relevant to you by exploring the world of plants!

Locations: Menlo Park, San Mateo

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 9-12


  • Learn the fundamentals of ecology through plant systems
  • Understand why plant communities are impermanent and chaotic and why that’s a good thing
  • Practice scientific inquiry through project-oriented work in plant ecology

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251 / (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

Interdisciplinary science is increasingly the norm, and a systems approach to biology has replaced rote memorization. Classes may provide students with the dots, but learning how to connect them all can be daunting! Taking an ecological approach to biology will reinforce basic precepts while building down from a “big picture” view of the world.

It almost goes without saying that plants are the most important organisms on this planet; where else would we get all this oxygen? We will introduce students to ecology by exploring subjects in: plant biology, community dynamics, and landscape ecology.

This course will culminate in a guided research assignment of the student’s choosing. Additionally, students will be introduced to scientific literature, basic data analysis, and geographic information systems.

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