Structure and Function of Woody Plants

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
60
PERIOD
01/09/2023 to 31/01/2023

Course Description

This course offers the student a comprehensive overviewof how plants acquire essential resources and how these resources are employed to sustain growth and survival.Ecological, evolutionary and technological aspects are highlighted.The first part of the course is focused on essential anatomical aspects, andthe second one on physiological ones. Theory classes are combined with lab practices where different plant tissues are viewed under magnification, seedlings are grown hydroponically to analyze the effects of nutrient deficiencies and several physiologicalparameters, such as chlorophyll fluorescence, chlorophyll content or leaf water potential are measured. The course has been designed to provide a better understanding of howenvironmental factors influence plants? growth. Numerous examples taken from mostcited journals and results obtained by our research group are used to illustrate key concepts and promote discussion in theory classes.

Subject area

Environment City Climate
Multidisciplinary: art design humanities

Educational-info

ECTS

60

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Organizer

Partner

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Faculty

School of Forestry Engineering and Natural Resources

Department

Natural Systems and Resources

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