Botany 431 - Physiological Plant Ecology


Course Outline

Required reading sections and pages are given in bold and regular type respectively.

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Week / Topic

M Sep 8

Introduction.

Week 1 - M Sept 8

Image Plant Microclimate: Radiation Laws. 1.2.1 P 32-46.

Image Plant Microclimate: Radiation Measurement. 1.2.1 P 32-46.

Image Plant Microclimate: Temperature, Humidity, Wind Measurment. 1.2.2 P 46-56

Week 2 - M Sep 15

Image Water Relations: Theory. 4.2 P 217-223

Image Water Relations: Measurment in Plants and Soil.

Week 3 - M Sept 22

Image Water Relations: Water Movement in Plants. 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.4 P 223-237, P 246-275

Week 4 - M Sept 29

Image Water Relations: Stomata. 4.3.3 P 237-246

Image Plants and Water Stress. 6.2.4 P 379-395

Week 5 - M Oct 6

Image Plant Energy Budgets.

Image Net Assimilation: Light Reactions. 2.1.1 P 57-61

Week 6 - M Oct 13

Image Net Assimilation: Chlorophyll Fluorescence. 6.2.1.1 P 334-337

Image Net Assimilation: Carbon Fixation Pathways. 2.1.1.2 P 61-74

Week 7 - M Oct 20

Image Measurement of Carbon Exchange. 2.2, 2.3 P 74-137

Week 8 - M Oct 27

Image Carbon Partitioning. 2.3 P 138-147

Week 9 - M Nov 3

Image Responses of Plants to Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels.6.3.3.2 P 439-448

Image Nitrogen Nutrition: Nitrogen Assimilation. 3.5, 3.6 P 189-209

Week 10 - M Nov 10

Image Nitrogen Nutrition: Nitrogen Partitioning. 3.7 P 209-213

Week 11 - M Nov 17

Image Plant and Low Temperatures. 6.2.2.3, 6.2.2.4 P 353-375

Week 12 - M Nov 24

Image Plant Development: Light Regulated Processes. 5.1 P 279-286

Week 13 - M Dec 1

Image Plant Responses to UV-B. 6.2.1.2 P 337-340

Course Closure.


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