Prerequisite: BIOL 322 or enrollment in the Biology M.S. program. Corequisites: Students taking this course must also be enrolled in other linked courses that are part of the Tropical Biology semester (BIOL 439/L, BIOL 446/L, BIOL 448, BIOL 449 as offered). Preparatory: BIOL 312, BIOL 316CS, BIOL 330, BIOL 427. Intensive, hands-on immersion into the biology of tropical plants, including tropical plant anatomy, architecture, morphology, biochemistry, reproduction, systematics and evolution. Lecture 2 hours, lab 3 hours. Available for graduate credit.