Prevost Lab at USF
Did you know Florida has the most plant families in the US?
Can you identify some of the plants around USF?
How diverse are central Florida plant communities?
How do abiotic factors such as soils, topography and fire
influence plant diversity?
We explore these question and more. Students examine
historical and climatic aspects of central Florida plant
communities, learn plant identification skills, and become
familiar with native and naturalized plants.
The Field Botany course has a major field component and we visit local
parks and other natural areas throughout the semester.