An introduction to the structure and function of natural systems at scales from the individual to the biosphere and the complex interactions between humans and their environment. Discussions of human population growth, biodiversity, sustainability, resource use, and pollution. Non-majors only.
About the Instructor
John Pleasants researches plant/insect interactions, especially plants and pollinators and host plants and herbivores. Also, the effects of GMO's on native species, in particular the effects of Bt corn and RoundupReady soybeans on monarch butterflies and the possibility of gene flow between native Hawaiian cotton and GMO cotton.