BIOEE 4661

BIOEE 4661

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.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17225BIOEE 4661  LAB 401

  • 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.