North Carolina Botanical Garden


Plant Ecology

with Jeffrey Pippen, Ecologist

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Date(s): Saturdays, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 23

Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $130 ($117 Members)


Plant Ecology is a conceptual course designed for a broad audience interested in the interactions of plants within their environments. Ecological relationships at the organism, population, community, and ecosystem levels are examined, using examples from the rich and diverse North Carolina flora. Students learn about nutrient and energy cycling within ecosystems, as well as about current threats and trends for the conservation of ecosystems. No prerequisites.



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Registration open through 2/21/2019 11:59 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Jeff has a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Michigan. He was a researcher in the Biology Department at Duke University, focusing on ecology and the effects of climate change on forest growth and has taught Biology at the community college, level, and undergraduate and graduate level forestry, wildlife, and environmental science courses at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. Jeff’s current research investigates and documents biodiversity across North Carolina and beyond.  He owns a consulting business, JP Ecological Consulting, where he conducts wildlife surveys, leads workshops on organism identification and ecology, and markets nature photographs.



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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Plant Ecology: Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program and in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program.


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