Botany 431 - Physiological Plant Ecology


At the end of your study this week, you should be able to achieve the objectives listed below. You must assemble the evidence that you have achieved these learning outcomes into your Portfolio. You should provide evidence that would be regarded as performance at the top two levels of Biggs' SOLO Taxonomy.

The material in your Portfolio will be assessed as Project 1.

If you wish to discuss this material informally with your peers, you can interact in Esme's Coffee Shop.

You can also challenge your peers by posting questions for them to respond to on the Student Quiz Board.

Week Three - Learning Objectives

When you have completed this section you will be able to:

  1. Apply van den Honert's Ohm's Law analogy to describe the movement of water through the soil-plant-air continuum.

  2. Evaluate the significance of cavitation over the life cycle of a plant.

  3. Analyse the influence of environmental factors on the movement of water in plants.

  4. Evaluate the ecological significance of the phenomenon of hydraulic lift.

Supplemental Sources

Kramer & Boyer. 1995 Pages 167-200

Nobel. 1991. Pages 495-505, 520-534


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