BOT 130: Plants in the Hawaiian Environment

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Introduction to the evolution of plant communities and species of Hawaiian ecosystems; ecological interactions; observations, identification and systematics of native and introduced flora.

Credit for or registration in BOT 130L

Course Outcomes
  • Discuss geological history of the Hawaiian Islands and natural history of plants in Hawai‘i.
  • Discuss the arrival, establishment, major evolutionary trends and adaptive radiation of some of the surviving native species.
  • Discuss natural and human-mediated changes in the ecosystems, plant succession, and interaction between native and introduced species of plants.
  • Discuss botanical terminology for use in identifying native Hawaiian plants.