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A.C.C.A. Plant–Animal Interactions

Plant–Animal Interactions is the study of the special ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals. The basic interactions between plants and animals (herbivory, pollination, and seed dispersal) will be studied by observing the natural history, conducting experiments, investigating the theory and discussing current scientific literature.

Instructor: Cheryl Heinz, Benedictine University.
Notes: Students are expected to provide their own transportation, and defray their own expenses on field trips.  Lab and Field work:  Select Saturday lab and field dates TBD
Credit: 4 semester hours (or equivalent), undergraduate
Prerequisite: General Biology and one of Botany, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics,  Physiology, or Zoology


Wednesdays, January 27-May 4, 2016,  Lecture and Laboratory: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Lab and field work: Select Saturday lab and field dates TBD
Botany Lab, Research Center
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Illinois 60532


Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.


Please contact the Biology Department faculty at the participating A.C.C.A. institution from which you wish to receive credit and the registrar's office at or 630-719-2468 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)