BIOLOGY 205 -- Dendrology           
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Instructor:      Roger D. Meicenheimer
Office:           358 PSN
Phone #:        529-7012
Office Hours:  M, W  11:00 - 12:00, or by appointment
Email:              meicenrd@muohio.edu
Internet Home Page:  http://www.cas.muohio.edu/~meicenrd
 

Biographical Information:

     Native of eastern Oregon
     BA (1975) - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
     MS (1978) - Washington State University, Pullman, WA
     Ph.D. (1980) - Washington State University, Pullman, WA
     Postdoctoral Position (1980) - North Central Forest Experiment Station, Rhinelander, WI
     Assistant Professor (1981); Associate Professor (1987); Professor (1992) - Miami University, Oxford, OH
     Professor Emeritus (2013)

Research Interests:

     Developmental Plant Morphology and Plant Anatomy.
     Emphasis on pattern formation in stem, leaf, and vascular components of the plant.
      Expert System Development.

Teaching Assistant:
Office:     
Phone #: 529-
Office Hours:
T R 1:00 - 2:00, or by appointment
Email:  

BIO 205 Objectives:

     1.  To provide the student with an intensive and broad experience with respect to knowledge of trees for majors in botany and other biological sciences.  This experience will include identification and distribution of native and introduced trees, their biological characteristics, and identification and utilization of their woods. 

BIO 205 Prerequisite:

     1.  Four semester hours of biological science or permission of instructor.

BIO 205 Grade Information:

Final Grade based on Mean % Performance in Class =
 [Lecture Hour Exam (100 pts) + Lab Midterm
(100 pts) + Lecture Final (100 pts) + Laboratory Final (100 pts)
   (Laboratory Quizzes)/8 (100 pts)
+ Homework (100 pts) ] / 6 (600 pts) .


BOTANY 205 -- Dendrology Syllabus

 Meeting Times:

     Lectures          MW 1:00 - 1:55   306 PSN
     Laboratories    MW 2:05 - 4:00   306 PSN and MU Campus

Textbooks:

     1A.  Hardin, J. W. ; J. W. Harding; F. M. White.  2001. Ninth Edition.
       Textbook of Dendrology.  McGraw-Hill, Inc., N.Y., N.Y.

AND/OR

    1B.  Miami University Dendrology Expert System CD-ROM.  2013.

     2.  Thomas, P. 2014. Trees: Their Natural History. Cambridge Univ. Press. N.Y., N.Y.

     3.  Selected articles provided in pdf format.  

WEB SITES OF INTEREST TO THIS CLASS 

Oxford Tree Map Homework Projects 

Topical Schedule:
Date Lecture (Reading) Images Laboratories
August 24 Introduction (1-55)
Classification-Taxonomy Principles
The MUDES Project Introduction to MicroNoteBooks
and The MUDES
August 26 Growth and Form
Tree architecture.pdf
Xid UTube Tutorial
 Leaf/Twig/Bark/Flower/Fruit Character States
August 31
Morphology (67-96; 243-245)
[Chapter 1 - 3, Thomas]
XFrog makes $ from this knowledge! MU Tree Walks Guide
Herbarium 2:45 PM
Characteristics and Distribution of Important species by Families:
September 2
 Hippocastanaceae (439-443)
Hippocastanaceae
Field identification 1
September 7  LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
September 9 Oleaceae (469-479)
Rutaceae (467-468)
Simaroubaceae (463-467)
Rhamnaceae (437-439)
(Chapter  4, Thomas)
Oleaceae
Simaroubaceae
Rutaceae
Rhamnaceae
 Homework Maps
 Homework Instructions
Clinometer Instructions
September
14, 16
Juglandaceae (281-304)
Betulaceae (359-375)
Salicaceae (384-402)
Annonaceae (255)
Aquifoliaceae (435-436)
(Chapter  5, Thomas)
Juglandaceae
Betulaceae
Salicaceae
Annonaceae
Aquifoliaceae

Quiz
Field identification 2
September 21, 23
Fagaceae (304-359) 
(Chapter  6, Thomas)
Fagaceae Quiz
Field identification 3
September 28, 30 Ulmaceae (267-278) 
Moraceae (278-281) 
Magnoliaceae (246-255)
(Chapter  7, Thomas)
Ulmaceae
Moraceae
Magnoliaceae
Quiz
Field identification 4
Homework A Due
October 5, 7

Rosaceae (409-415)
Lauraceae (255-260)
Mimosaceae (415-417)
Caesalpiniaceae (417-421)
Fabaceae (421-425)
Ebenaceae (406-408)
Scrophulariaceae (480)
Bignoniaceae (481-482)
(Chapter 8, Thomas)
Rosaceae
Lauraceae
Mimosaceae
Caesalpiniaceae
Fabaceae
Ebennaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Bignoniaceae
Quiz
Field identification 5

October 12,14
Hamamelidaceae (263-267)
Platanaceae (260-263)
Aceraceae (443-459)
Cornaceae (426-434)
Tiliaceae (379-383)
(Chapter 9, Thomas)
Hamamelidaceae
Platanaceae
Aceraceae
Cornaceae
Tiliaceae
Quiz
Field identification 6

October 19
HOUR EXAM
LABORATORY MIDTERM
 October 21, 26
Gymnosperms (97-242) Pinaceae
Cupressaceae
Field identification 7
Introduction to Wood Identification:
 October 28 Twig Growth
Growing Tree.pdf
New Twig Growth (ppt)
Supplemental Information:
Plant Cells and Tissues (ppt)
Plant Transport (ppt)
Twig Growth

Twig Tissue Differentiation
Homework B Due
Microscopy
Angiosperm Twig
November 2
Vascular Cambium & Wood Cells
 Xylem.pdf
Vascular Cambium & Wood Cells
Dynamic Wood Cube
Pine Twig
XRT Sections
 November 4
Variations in Conifer Wood Inside Wood
Variations in Conifer Wood
Quiz
Gymnosperm Wood ID
Wood Collection Master List
November 9, 11
Softwood Genera Softwood Genera Quiz
Gymnosperm Wood ID
November 16, 18
Variations in Angiosperm Wood  Variations in Angiosperm Wood Angiosperm Wood ID
November 23 Hardwood Genera Hardwood Genera Quiz
Angiosperm Wood ID
November  25      THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 30 Hardwood Genera
Hardwood Genera Angiosperm Wood ID
December 2
Wood Utilization (Harlow, 491-496)
(Chapter 10, Thomas)

LAB FINAL
December 7 (Mon)
LECTURE FINAL -- 12:45 -2:45 PM, 306 PSN
 Last Modified 29 June 2015 - For the last time! I will certainly miss teaching this class.