Jan 10-May 04, 2018
Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Amy Trowbridge

Restricted to students in Master of Science in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Course Description

How organismal interactions are shaped through plant secondary metabolites--emphasizing the impacts on ecosystems across multiple scales and in response to a rapidly changing climate. This course combines lectures with student led discussions on contemporary issues and developments in the field and is also designed to improve critical readings of the primary literature and effective communication in science. Cross-listed with ENSC 466.

Meeting Place and Times



Amy Trowbridge, PhD. Ph.D. 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. 2005, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chemical ecology, plant physiology, and plant-insect interactions with an emphasis on understanding the feedbacks that exist between climate, plant metabolism, and insect pests dynamics in forest ecosystems. Specific research interests include controls over plant volatile emissions, carbon allocation strategies toward plant defenses under multiple stresses, multi-trophic interactions, and the influence of biogenic volatiles on atmospheric processes.


Graduate standing in LRES Graduate program or permission of instructor.

Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table below:

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

  • TBA

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

Please email Lisa Brown

How to Register

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