Sunlit leaves of woody shrub 

 

 

 

Plant Ecophysiology

 

 

 

 

Syllabus

 

Textbook: Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Ian M. Møller, and Angus Murphy. 2016. Plant Physiology and Development. Oxford University Press, New York, 761p.

 

Lab Report: How to write a scientific paper

Project Proposal Format

 

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

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Text Chapters

8-29

T

1

Introduction to plant ecophysiology

 

8-31

R

 

Plant structure

1, 6 (membranes)

9-5

T

2

Water in plant tissues

3

9-7

R

 

Water in the environment

4

9-12

T

3

Plant water transport

4

9-14

R

 

Methods of study

TBA

9-19

T

4

Adaptations to drought

TBA

9-21

R

 

Transport of Sugars

11

9-26

T

5

Exam 1

 

9-28

R

 

Photosynthesis

7

10-3

T

6

Photosynthesis

8

10-5

R

 

Methods

 

10-10

T

7

Photosynthesis

9

10-12

R

 

Photosynthesis & Drought

McDowell et al. 2008; Comstock & Mahall 1985; Poole & Miler 1975

10-17

T

8

Carbon balance

Trifilo et al. 2017 Drought & carbs

10-19

R

 

Growth and allocation

TBA

10-24

T

9

Methods

TBA

10-26

R

 

Exam 2

 

10-31

T

10

Mineral Nutrition

5

11-2

R

 

Plant ecology

TBA

11-7

T

11

Plant ecology

Voille et al. 2007 Functional Traits

11-9

R

 

Plant functional strategies

Craine et al. 2005

11-14

T

12

Economic models of leaves and wood

Wright et al. 2004, Chave et al. 2009

11-16

R

 

Evolutionary trends part 1

TBA

11-21

T

13

Evolutionary trends part II

TBA

11-23

R

 

Thanksgiving

 

11-28

T

14

Writing

 

11-30

R

 

Analyses

 

12-5

T

15

Current topics

TBA

12-7

R

 

Review (Final Paper due)

 

12-14

R

 

Final Exam 5:00-7:30

 

LABORATORY SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Readings (see website)

8-28

M

1

Introduction to Projects/ HRCT

 

9-4

M

2

Labor day holiday

 

9-11

M

3

Measurements of water in plants & soils

 

9-18

M

4

Plant water transport

 

9-25

M

5

Field measurements

 

10-2

M

6

Photosynthetic light responses; Proposal Due

 

10-9

M

7

CO2 responses

 Sharkey et al. 2007

10-16

M

8

Drought response

 

10-23

M

9

Drought response

 

10-30

M

10

Drought response

 

11-6

M

11

Field measurements

 

11-13

M

12

N-analysis

 

11-20

M

13

Analyses

 

11-27

M

14

Projects

 

12-4

M

15

Analyses

 

12-11

M

16

Talks