Sunlit leaves of woody shrub 

 

 

 

Plant Ecophysiology

 

 

 

 

Syllabus

 

Textbook: Lambers, H., Chapin, F.S., and Pons, L.T. 2008. Plant Physiological Ecology (2nd Ed.).  Springer-Verlag, New York, 604p.

 

Lab Report: How to write a scientific paper

 

An excellent link for Plant Physiology topics: http://6e.plantphys.net/

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Text Reading

9-14

M

1

Introduction to plant ecophysiology

Ch 1

9-16

W

 

California shrublands

Book Chapter

9-21

M

2

Water in the environment

Ch 3 (163-173)

9-23

W

 

Water in plant tissues

Ch 3 (174-178)

9-28

M

3

Plant water transport

Ch 3 (178-204)

9-30

W

 

Adaptations to drought/ Water Pulses

Ch 3 (206-217); Plaut et al. 2013

10-5

M

4

Exam 1

 

10-7

W

 

Photosynthesis

Ch 2 (11-25)

10-12

M

5

Photosynthesis

Ch 2 (26-41)

10-14

W

 

Photosynthesis

Ch 2 (58-90)

10-19

M

6

Photosynthesis

Ch 2 (58-90)

10-21

W

 

Growth and allocation

Ch 7 (321-340)

10-26

M

7

Growth and Allocation (environmental influences)

Ch 7 (341-361)

10-28

W

 

Plant functional strategies

Ch 7 (362-367); Craine 2005

11-2

M

8

Exam 2

 

11-4

W

 

Mineral Nutrition

Ch 6 (255-283)

11-9

M

9

Mineral Nutrition

Ch 6 (301-310)

11-11

W

 

Veterans Day – No Class

 

11-16

M

10

Analysis of data

 

11-18

W

 

Synthesis

 

11-23

M

 

Final Exam 5:00-7:30 PM

 

LABORATORY SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Readings

9-14

M

1

Projects/ Drought

 McDowell et al. 2008

9-16

W

 

Evapotranspiration of lawns on CSUB campus

 ETo; ETo2; Worksheet

9-18

F

 

Evapotranspiration of lawns on CSUB campus

 

9-21

M

2

Measurements of water in soils

 Ch. 2; Ch. 8; Ch 13; Ch 16 (252-256)

9-23

W

 

Measurements of water in plants

 Ch 17

9-25

F

 

Measurements of field plants

 

9-28

M

3

Water transport

 Sperry et al. 1988

9-30

W

 

Water transport

 

10-2

F

 

Water transport

 

10-5

M

4

Water transport

 

10-7

W

 

Photosynthesis

 Maxwell & Johnson 2000; Naumann et al. 2007

10-9

F

 

Photosynthesis

 Li-Cor 6400

10-12

M

5

Carbohydrate Analysis

 

10-14

W

 

Carbohydrate Analysis

 

10-16

F

 

Field Trip Oct. 16-18 “Tentative”

 

10-19

M

6

Analyses

 

10-21

W

 

Analyses

 

10-23

F

 

Recovery Experiments

 

10-26

M

7

Recovery Experiments

 

10-28

W

 

Recovery Experiments

 Paddock et. al 2013

10-30

F

 

Recovery Experiments

 

11-2

M

8

Recovery Experiments

 

11-4

W

 

Analyses

 

11-6

F

 

Field Trip Nov. 6-8 “Tentative”

 

11-9

M

9

Data analysis/Writing

 

11-11

W

 

Veterans Day – No Class

 

11-13

F

 

Data analysis/Writing

 

11-16

M

10

Data analysis/Writing

 

11-18

W

 

Oral presentations

 

11-20

F

 

Last Day of Classes