In this course, students learn how plants function in response to their changing environment through readings from key texts and primary literature, concept-driven lectures, exploratory laboratories, and an experimental research project using modern instrumentation. Students integrate principles from biology, chemistry, and physics to describe the maintenance of homeostasis and response to shifting environmental conditions through data-driven exercises. The course focuses on identifying, describing, and measuring key physiological processes, such as water relations, carbon exchange, energy balance, and nutrient partitioning, in varying environmental conditions. This course includes a lab period.
Offered: Alternating Spring
Three hours lecture, three hours lab