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BTNY202 Plant and Fungal Diversity

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Plant and fungal diversity with an emphasis on New Zealand species, the processes that drive species diversification, and methods for exploring and describing evolutionary relationships among species.

The diversity of land plants and fungi from the level of genes to biomes is explored using a range of hands-on techniques, with a particular emphasis on the New Zealand flora and species of value to human society.
This paper is essential for students majoring in Botany, highly relevant to Ecology and Plant Biotechnology majors and anyone interested in understanding or being able to identify plants and fungi.

Paper title Plant and Fungal Diversity
Paper code BTNY202
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Prerequisite
One of BIOL 112, BIOL 113, BIOL 123, BTNY 111, CELS 191, ECOL 111, HUBS 191, HUBS 192 and 18 further points from Science Schedule C
Restriction
BTNY 223
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduates, graduates and professionals of all disciplines interested in or working with plants and fungi.
Contact
botany@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Janice M. Lord
Lecturer: Dr David A. Orlovich
Paper Structure
Lectures
  • Section I (13 lectures) - Plant lifestyle diversity, ethnobotany and the New Zealand flora.
  • Section II (13 lectures) - Fungal diversity, systematics and molecular phylogenetics
Field Trips
  • Dunedin Botanic Gardens
  • Weekend day trip to Leith Saddle (involves hiking)
Laboratories
  • Structures and features of major land plant groups
  • Leaf adaptations to environment
  • Discovering fungal diversity
  • Cultivation of fungi
Teaching Arrangements
24 Lectures (or equivalent)
12 Labs
Textbooks
To be advised.
Course outline
View the course outline for BTNY 202
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories and current areas of research.

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Plant and fungal diversity with an emphasis on New Zealand species, the processes that drive species diversification, and methods for exploring and describing evolutionary relationships among species.

The diversity of land plants and fungi from the level of genes to biomes is explored using a range of hands-on techniques, with a particular emphasis on the New Zealand flora and species of value to human society.
This paper is essential for students majoring in Botany, highly relevant to Ecology and Plant Biotechnology majors and anyone interested in understanding or being able to identify plants and fungi.

Paper title Plant and Fungal Diversity
Paper code BTNY202
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One of BIOL 112, BIOL 113, BIOL 123, BTNY 111, CELS 191, ECOL 111, HUBS 191, HUBS 192 and 18 further points from Science Schedule C
Restriction
BTNY 223
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduates, graduates and professionals of all disciplines interested in or working with plants and fungi.
Contact
botany@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Janice Lord
Lecturer: Associate Professor David Orlovich

Paper Structure

Lectures

  • Section I (13 lectures) - Plant lifestyle diversity, ethnobotany and the New Zealand flora
  • Section II (13 lectures) - Fungal diversity, systematics and molecular phylogenetics

Field Trips

  • Dunedin Botanic Gardens
  • Weekend day trip to Leith Saddle (involves hiking)

Laboratories

  • Structures and features of major land plant groups
  • Leaf adaptations to environment
  • Discovering fungal diversity
  • Cultivation of fungi
Teaching Arrangements
24 Lectures (or equivalent)
12 Labs
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper. However, the following are recommended readings:

Deacon J 2006. Fungal Biology. 4th Edition. Blackwell Publishing.

Evert RF, Eichhorn AE 2013. Raven Biology of Plants. 8th Edition. New York: WH Freeman and Company Publishers.

Judd WS, Campbell CS, Kellogg EA, Stevens PF, Donoghue MJ 2007. Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach. 3rd Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Course outline
View the course outline for BTNY 202
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories and current areas of research.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41