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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
Detailed survey of the physiological approaches used in understanding the relationships between organisms and their environment with a focus on plants and vertebrate animals. Laboratories apply physiological techniques to specific ecological problems and cover aspects of experimental design and computer-aided data analysis.
When Offered Spring (offered in alternate years).
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOEE 4660.
Comments Most laboratories run past the three-hour period, with students spending an average of three hours per week in additional lab time for this course.Outcomes
- Demonstrate a number of photosynthesis measurement methods, including gas exchange, porometry and Chlorophyll fluorescence.
- Manage and calculate photosynthetic data and use simple models to conceptualize the process.
- Describe basic methods of measuring plant water balance including potometry, lysimetry, and pressure chamber techniques.
- Measure plant and animal respiration.
- Analyze water status data from the field within an ecological context.
- Independently plan and conduct 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
2 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- WCorson-Mudd A409
Most laboratories run past the three-hour period, with students spending an average of three hours per week in additional lab time for this course. Letter grades only (S/U grades with permission of instructor). Limited to 15 students.
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