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Welcome to the blog of PLHRT 4940 Special Topics in Horticulture: Plant Biodiversity!

Our class is exploring how we understand biodiversity, specifically, plant biodiversity: how is it perceived, valued, measured, monitored, and protected in the broadest sense.

We will follow-up the classroom learning with a travel abroad experience that offers a hands-on study and exploration of wild and native plants, commercial breeding programs, botanical gardens/arboreta, etc.

During winter intercession we will travel in the country of Chile, from the capital, Santiago, up to the southern-most tip of the Atacama Desert, down to Valdivia in the south, stopping at various locations along the way.

Here is where you can keep up with our class and join us on our adventure as we learn about plant biodiversity and travel to Chile!

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