BIOEE 4660

BIOEE 4660

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 1610, BIOG 1440, BIOAP 3110 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (BIO-AS, 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.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17078 BIOEE 4660   LEC 001

    • MWF Corson-Mudd A409
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Sparks, J

      Vitousek, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prereq: BIOEE 1610, BIOG 1440, BIOG 1445, BIOAP 3110 or permission of instructor. Letter grades only (S/U grades with permission of instructor).