Botany 431 - Physiological Plant Ecology


Week Four - Learning Objectives

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 2.

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 Four - Learning Objectives

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

  1. Evaluate the current literature on the Cohesion Tension Theory of the ascent of sap.

  2. Describe the physical basis for the different methods of measuring water loss from plants.

  3. List which water flow conductances are in parallel and which are in series.

  4. Using the model in Fig 6:60 of Larcher, identify where the activity of antioxidants would be important in providing protection from drought stress.

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