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Plant Biology - BIOL347

This unit draws together elements of plant ecology, evolution and ecophysiology, and will be useful for students with interests at many scales, including plant conservation, ecology, and environmental science. Topics will include: An overview of Australian and global plant communities; Methods for describing and sampling vegetation; Plant functional traits and ecological strategies; Basic physiology of photosynthesis, respiration, nutrient uptake and plant water use; Plant functions and fluxes at landscape-scale; Impact of climate change on plants and communities.

Experimental work in glasshouses and fieldwork are important components of the unit. Students will gain experience in data analysis, for which a basic understanding of statistics is mandatory. Students also gain experience in plant identification.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Ian Wright

(39cp at 100 level or above) including (BIOL227 or BIOL210 or BIOL228 or BIOL229 or ENVE266Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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