Leaf cross section

 

 

 

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://5e.plantphys.net/

Data

1

2

3

4

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Analysis

T-test spreadsheet

Biol_301 Stats Manual

ANOVA Analysis Spreadsheet

Manuscript on resprouting and drought

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Text Reading

Lectures Non-Text Readings

9-16

M

1

Introduction to plant ecophysiology

Ch 1

Lec_1  

9-18

W

 

Introduction to so. Cal. vegetation

Book Chapter

Lec_2 Keeley & Davis 2007

9-23

M

2

Introduction to photosynthesis

Ch 2 (11-58)

Lec_3 Sharkey et al. 2007

9-25

W

 

Photosynthesis

Ch 2 (11-58)

   

9-30

M

3

Photosynthesis

Ch 2 (58-59)

   

10-2

W

 

Water transport

Ch 3 (163-217)

Lec_4 Sperry 2010

10-7

M

4

Water transport

 

  Anderegg et al. 2012

McDowell et al. 2008

10-9

W

 

Phloem transport

Ch 2 (151-162)

   

10-14

M

5

Exam 1

 

   

10-16

W

 

Transport economics

TBA

  Chave et al. 2009

10-21

M

6

Energy budgets

Ch 4A & 4B

   

10-23

W

 

Growth and allocation

Ch 7 (321-340; 362-367)

   

10-28

M

7

Growth and Allocation (environmental influences)

Ch 7 (341-361)

   

10-30

W

 

Plant functional strategies

Ch 7 (362-367)

   

11-4

M

8

Exam 2

 

   

11-6

W

 

Life history and life cycles

Ch 8

   

11-11

M

9

Veterans Day No Class

 

   

11-13

W

 

Mineral nutrition

Ch 6 (255-283)

   

11-18

M

10

Analysis of data

 

   

11-20

W

 

Analysis of data

 

   

11-25

M

 

Final Exam 2:00-4:30

 

   

LABORATORY SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Readings

9-17

T

1

Projects/ Intro to the so. Cal. environment

Keeley & Davis 2007

9-18

R

 

Discussion

 Clemente et al.; Clarke et al.

9-19

F

 

Experimental design

 

9-24

T

2

Measurements of photosynthesis

 

9-26

R

 

Measurements of photosynthesis

 

9-27

F

 

Measurements of photosynthesis

 

10-1

T

3

Analyses

 Utsumi et al. 2010

10-3

R

 

Water transport

 

10-4

F

 

Water transport

Sack et al. 

10-8

T

4

Water transport

 

10-10

R

 

Water transport

 

10-11

F

5

Water transport

 

10-15

T

 

Analyses

 

10-17

R

 

Tissue density

 

10-18

F

6

Tissue density

 

10-22

T

 

Analyses

 

10-24

R

 

Analyses

 

10-25

F

7

Field Trip Oct. 25-27

 

10-29

T

 

Leaf nitrogen

 

10-31

R

 

Leaf nitrogen

 

11-1

F

8

Leaf nitrogen

 

11-5

T

 

Leaf nitrogen

 

11-7

R

 

Leaf structure

 

11-8

F

9

Structure analysis

 

11-12

T

 

Structure analysis

 

11-14

R

 

Data analysis

 

11-15

F

10

Data analysis/Writing

 

11-19

T

 

Data analysis/Writing

 

11-21

R

 

Oral presentations

 

11-22

F

 

Data analysis/Writing