REWM 2400 - Range Ecosystems and Plants
This course allows students to learn to recognize and identify by scientific and common name the major rangeland plants of North America and understand their distribution and uses within rangeland ecosystems. Skills are gained in using taxonomic keys for major plant groups. It is intended for students involved in natural resource management, wildlife management, or range livestock production. This practical knowledge and skills are essential for rangeland resource managers.
Instructional Method Lecture and Lab
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of REWM 2400 Range Ecosystems and Plants, students will:
- Evaluate different morphological characteristics associated with plants.
- Classify Latin terminology of plant names with families and tribes, including genus and specific epithet.
- Identify differences in plants using taxonomic plant features.
- Be able to use a taxonomic key to identify plant families and key plants to species.
- Evaluate rangeland plants’ functional relationship to their associated rangeland ecosystems.
- Explain rangeland ecosystems across North America.
- Relate unique plants to their regional ecosystems.
Rangeland Management AS
PO#1 Compare fundamental principles of conservation and natural resource management.
PO#3 Examine the concept of sustainability as a cornerstone of resource management.
PO#4 Evaluate flora and fauna for multiple land use purposes.
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