We will integrate information on the morphology, anatomy, reproductive biology and ecology of Spermatophytes in order to understand the processes that led to their evolutionary origin and current diversity. We will also study some of the most ecologically and economically important seed plant families in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere, and the plant formations where they most commonly appear (forests, shrublands, grasslands and marginal habitats). By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the evolution of seed plants and you will be able to identify specimens belonging to the main plant families growing in NW Iberian Peninsula. The knowledge acquired during this course is useful in many different professional fields such as teaching, scientific research, environmental assessment, agriculture, etnobotany, etc.
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