M,W 12:10 – 1 PM and TU,TH 9:10 – 10:25 AM – 3 credits – no prereqs
The environmental, ecological, and human health impacts of increasing urbanization, globalization, and climate change are growing. Impacts include increases in the rate of introduction of invasive plants and pests, the rising urban heat-island effect, the need for local food production, and increases in human deaths associated with reduced air quality. Landscape plants can be used in human-dominated landscapes to mitigate or adapt to some of these impacts. This course focuses on understanding environmental and human health impacts in areas of concentrated populations and on how groups of plants, based on their characteristics, could be used in human-dominated landscapes to moderate these issues.
HORT 330
For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Lohr lohr@wsu.edu