F&ES 690a / 2014-2015

Plant Hydraulics

Credits: 3
Fall 2014: M, 1:00-3:50, Sage 32
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This course explores the fundamental principles of plant water transport and utilization, scaling from the molecule to the forest canopy at each step along the soil-plant-air continuum. We will specifically focus on the relationships between plant structure and function related to water transport, as well as the anatomical and physiological adaptations that have allowed plants to colonize nearly every ecosystem on the planet. Students will leave the course with a thorough understanding of the biophysical and anatomical principles of plant water use, exposure to field and laboratory techniques used to measure theses processes, and a contextual perspective that highlights the ecological and evolutionary implications of past and future climate change.  
Limited to 15
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