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 3.

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 Nine - Learning Objectives

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

  1. Distinguish between first and second order effects of elevated carbon dioxide levels on plants and communities.

  2. Compare and contrast the responses of C3 and C4 plants to elevated carbon dioxide levels.

  3. Analyse how increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels can influence the nature of interactions between plants, their fungal and insect pathogens, and decomposers.

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