Plant Ecophysiology BIOL424 / ESRM478, Winter Quarter 2009 (5 credits) General Information Lectures: Tue & Thurs 10:30 ? 11:50, Anderson Hall 008 (Map) Labs: Douglas Research Conservatory 103 (Map) z AA: Wed 12:30 ? 2:20 z AB: Wed 2:30 ? 4:20 Instructor: Dr. Soo?Hyung Kim, Assistant Professor, College of Forest Resources, email@example.com, (206) 616?4971, Merrill 037 TA: Nate Hough?Snee, Graduate Student in Forest Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org Textbook: Lambers H, Chapin FS, Pons TL. 2008. Plant Physiological Ecology. 2nd ed., Springer. New York. (Note: First edition is OK) Online Resources Course webpage: https://faculty.washington.edu/soohkim/ecophys/ Catalyst workspace: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/workspace/soohkim/3275 (This workspace is a nexus for the following catalyst functions) z CollectIt assignment dropbox: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/collectit/dropbox/soohkim/4397 z GoPost peer review board: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/gopost/board/soohkim/9119/ z Discussion board: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/gopost/board/nwhs/8857/ z GradeBook: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/gradebook/soohkim/1166 Class email list: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Course overview This course will cover physiological and physical basis of how plants function and interact with the environment. Students will be introduced to plant physiological mechanisms underlying ecological processes and observations. In addition, students will be exposed to key instrumentation and measurement techniques in plant ecophysiology. This course will address stress responses, acclimation and adaptation of plants to the environment with an emphasis on whole?plant responses. The impacts of global climate change on plants and their role in ecosystem processes will be discussed. Instruction method There will be lectures, discussions, and laboratories in the greenhouse or in the field. Laboratories will focus on measurement techniques used in plant ecophysiology. There will also be guest lecturers who have special interests and expertise in particular aspects of plant ecophysiology. Tentative Schedule Topic Text (2nd edition) Readings Assignment Jan Jan 6 Tu Course logistics 7 W Lab 1: Lab overview and experimental design 8 Th Introduction to plant ecophysiology / The growth of plants Ch 1 / Ch 7:321?334 Ackerly et al., 2000 13 Tu C3 Photosynthesis ? Biochemical and biophysical limitations Ch 2A:11?25 Pearcy et al., 1987 14 W Lab 2: Growth analysis ? Part 1 (Excel Hunt et al., 2002 15 Th C3 Photosynthesis ? Environmental and stress effects Ch 2A:26?63 Flexas et al., 2004 20 Tu C4 and CAM photosynthesis Ch 2A:64?81 Edwards et al., 2001 Sage & Kubien, 2003 21 W Lab 3: Leaf gas exchange measurements ? Part 1 Box 2A.5:52? 53 Long et al., 1996 22 Th Modeling photosynthesis (Modeling tools: PGES, Curve fitter in Excel) Ch 2A:19?21 Sharkey et al., 2007 Term paper: Tentative title and outline due at CollectIt 27 Tu Plasticity in plants: Acclimation Ch 2A Hikosaka & Terashima, 1996 28 W Lab 4: Leaf gas exchange measurements ? Part 2 Long & Bernacchi, 2003 29 Th Midterm 1 (through Jan 27) Feb 3 Tu Respiration Ch 2B:101? 143 Loomis & Amthor, 1999 4 W Lab 5: Chlorophyll fluorescence / chlorophyll meter Box 2A.4:37? 40 Maxwell & Johnson, 2000 5 Th Wetland plant ecophysiology ? TA: Nate Hough?Snee 10 Tu Energy Balance Ch 4:225?244 Sellers et al., 1997 11 W Lab 6: Combined measurements of gas exchange and cholophyll fluorescence Bernacchi et al., 2002 Due: lab progress report (lab 1 through lab 4) 12 Th Plant water relations Ch 3: 163? 216 Dawson, 1998 Mid?quarter group peer evaluation due at CollectIt 17 Tu Plant hydraulics ? Prof. Tom Hinckley Ch 3: 178? Tyree, 2003 18 W Lab 7: Plant water status Jones, 2007 19 Th Plant nutrition and nutrient use efficiency Ch 6: 255? 283, 302?310 McDonald et al., 2002 Term paper : Complete draft due at GoPost 24 Tu Environmental effects on plant growth and resource allocation Ch 7: 335? 367 Poorter & Nagel, 2000 25 W Lab 8: Growth analysis ? Part 2 (Excel Hunt et al., 2002 26 Th Midterm 2 (From Feb 3 through Feb 24) Mar 3 Tu Tree root biology ? Prof. Tom Hinckley Shipley & Meziane, 2002 Peer review due at GoPost (reviewer report form) 4 W Lab 9: Arbuscular mycorrhizas Vierheilig et al., Assignments (See links for details): 1. Term paper: A research review paper on a topic of your interest, 5?9 pages of text (1.5 spacing; 12 pt; 1 inch margins). Check out example topics. Also see citation style and reference format, and a list of journals in plant ecophysiology. (Contact instructor for optional 'W' credit) 2. Peer review: Each student will review two research papers from other students through an open peer review process moderated by the instructor. Review form. See review assignment table to download the papers. 3. Lab group reports and presentation: Each lab group will prepare two reports (a progress report and a final report) and present the findings of the quarter?long experiment in the last lab period. Exams 1. Midterm 1: 29 Jan 2009 (Thur) 2. Midterm 2: 26 Feb 2009 (Thur) 3. Final exam: Take home, Due noon, 16 Mar 2009 (Mon) Grading (Grade scale) 1. Research paper and peer review: 20% 2. Midterms: 30% (15% each) 3. Final exam: 20% 4. Lab participation, group presentation, and reports : 30% (This portion will be adjusted by peer evaluations among group members) Office hours Instructor: Thursday 3 pm ? 5 pm or by appointment. Merrill Hall 037. TA: TBA Academic Integrity Plagiarism, cheating, and other misconduct are serious violations of your contract as a student. We expect that you will know and follow the University's policies on cheating and plagiarism. Any suspected cases of academic misconduct will be handled according to University regulations. More information, including definitions and examples, can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/grading/issue1/honesty.htm report form) 4 W Lab 9: Arbuscular mycorrhizas determination Vierheilig et al., 2005 5 Th Biotic interactions Ch 9A & B: 403?437 Kiers et al., 2003 10 Tu Scaling to the canopy and ecosystem processes Ch 5: 247? 253 Ch 10B: 555? 569 Field et al., 1995 Term paper: revision due with coverletter at CollectIt 11 W Lab 10: Group presentation and synthesis 12 Th Plants and climate change; Final exam begins Ch 10A & 10B Chapin et al., 2008 Due: final lab group report (comprehensive from lab 1 through lab 8) 16 M Final Exam (cumulative) due noon 1. Final exam due noon at CollectIt or in person at Merrill 037 2. Final group peer evaluation due at CollectIt ggg y Disability Accommodations To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services, 448 Schmitz, (206)543?8924 (V/TTY). If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating that you have a disability which requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to the instructor so we can discuss the accommodations needed for this class. References Additional Books (Optional) z Larcher W. (2003) Physiological plant ecology: Ecophysiology and stress physiology of functional groups. (4th ed.). Springer, Berlin, Germany. z Pearcy R.W., Ehleringer J., Mooney H.A. & Rundel P.W.(1989) Plant physiological ecology: Field methods and instrumentation. Chapman & Hall, London, UK. z Taiz L. & Zeiger E. (2006) Plant physiology. (4th ed.). Sinauer, Sunderland, MA. (3rd edition is also useful) soohkim https://faculty.washington.edu/soohkim/ecophys/
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