Biology | Ecological Plant Physiology
B371 | 13113 | Hangarter, R

The earth is solar powered. Plants convert solar energy into
materials that sustain life on earth.  Plants are central to
sustainability and climate regulation on our planet. In this course
students will examine fundamental principles regarding how plants
grow and how they respond to and modify their environment. Students
will develop a new understanding of the dynamic biology of plant
life and how plants determine humanities place on our planet.
Specific topics covered include photosynthesis and biomass
production, water and nutrient relations, responses to environmental
signals such as light and temperature, mechanisms of seed dormancy
and germination, and responses to abiotic and biotic stresses.