- Schedule of Classes - February 24, 2020 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - February 24, 2020 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
Detailed survey of the physiological approaches used to understand the relationships between organisms (plants and animals) and their environment. Lectures explore physiological adaptation; limiting factors; resource acquisition and allocation; photosynthesis, carbon, and energy balance; water use and water relations; nutrient relations; linking physiology, development, and morphology; stress physiology; life history and physiology; the evolution of physiological performance; and physiology at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Readings draw from the primary literature and textbooks.
When Offered Spring (offered in alternate years).
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 30 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 1610, BIOG 1440, BIOAP 3110 or permission of instructor.
Distribution Category (PBS-AS)
- Describe the ecological context and measurement of photosynthesis.
- Interpret the relevance and controls over respiration in both plants and animals.
- Recognize thermal adaptation in both plants and animals.
- Identify water status in plants and animals.
- Analyze water status data from the field within an ecological context.
- Independently plan physiological ecological experiments.
- Lucidly present their research findings.
- Translate the methods and ideas covered in class to field and glasshouse experimental exercises.
- Statistically analyze their data.
- Structure and write scientific reports.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWFCorson-Mudd A409
Prereq: BIOEE 1610, BIOG 1440, BIOG 1445, BIOAP 3110 or permission of instructor. Letter grades only (S/U grades with permission of instructor).
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