GEOG 435: Plants Under Stress

Plant ecophysiology is the study of a plant's physiological response to its environment. These responses within vegetation serve to determine patterns in biogeography and community, landscape, and ecosystem ecology.  This 3-hour course will (1) revisit the core principles and underlying assumptions that plant ecophysiology is based upon, (2) examine plant responses to a myriad of biotic and abiotic stresses, and (3) familiarize students with eco-physiological tools available to assess those plant responses.  Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to confidently outline and conduct eco-physiological experiments ~ including running, trouble-shooting, and maintaining commonly used equipment and interpreting measured response functions.

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