Ecophysiological, systems, life-history and community perspectives on how plants respond to and influence their environment, across a range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.
In this paper we investigate the dynamics and behaviour of plants in ecosystems. We explore plants both as organisms that are born, grow, reproduce and die, but also as organisms that regulate the flow of carbon, nitrogen and water in ecosystems. Lectures focus on the fundamental processes that underpin plant ecology. Field and laboratory sessions will provide exposure to modern ecological field methods and associated data processing. Seminars will be used to debate the fundamental scientific papers that have defined the current theory and practice of plant ecology.
|Paper title||Plant Ecology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,858.95|
- Two of BTNY 201, BTNY 202, BTNY 203, ECOL 211, ECOL 212, GENE 222, GENE 223, GEOG 287, GEOG 290, MARI 202, STAT 210, ZOOL 221, ZOOL 222, ZOOL 223
- Schedule C
- Suitable for undergraduates, graduates and professionals of all disciplines interested the roles of plants in ecological systems.
- More information link
- View more information about BTNY 301
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Linn Hoffmann
Teaching Staff: Kath Dickinson, Matt Larcombe
- Paper Structure
- Lectures, seminars, laboratories and a field trip.
- Teaching Arrangements
- 1-hour lectures x 16
1-hour seminars x 4
3-5-hour laboratory/field sessions x 9
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for BTNY 301
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who learn successfully in this paper will:
- Appreciate that system and organismal perspectives are complementary views for studying the dynamics of plants
- Be able to articulate the fundamental theories of plant ecology
- Experience how theory can be used to develop solutions to applied issues
- Extend skills in written and oral communication