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Lectures, workshops and an excursion provide a diverse set of learning opportunities relating to plant physiology and adaptations to the environment.
A literature-based research exercise forms the continuous assessment part of this course, in which you choose a plant adaptation to investigate in detail in terms of physiological adaptations to natural conditions. The exercise develops specialist knowledge and your capacity for creative, independent and critical thinking, problem identification and problem solving. Participation in the oral presentations of the projects helps you to develop confidence and oral communication skills.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course covers some of the major topics relating to plant interactions with their environment. It considers adaptations that have occurred in the evolution of plant structure and function with reference to morphological, physiological and molecular aspects pertaining to resource capture and plant survival. The course comprises a lecture series, review and presentation exercises, and an excursion.
This course runs in weeks 25-29, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 14-18; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 14-18. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 9-11.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50%).
Resit: Similar to first attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) and/or exam mark carried forward with an opportunity to resit either or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during discussions, the practical and the field trip.