Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours of lectures, practical work and tutorials in a two-week intensive teaching block |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Basic understanding in plant biology; some basic computer skills (Office suite incl. worksheets)
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land and Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Climate change scenarios predict increased severity of environmental stresses such as drought, heat or flooding. Trees as immobile and long-lived organisms have to cope with such impacts to secure their survival and that of their species. What enables trees to survive and thrive under changing conditions? What are the different strategies employed by ecologically different species? What structural and functional factors of tree life are important? This subject will deliver the underpinning knowledge on tree functional biology and explore examples for response strategies trees may draw on to thrive under such adverse conditions. To this end, we will investigate plant stress adaptation mechanisms from a cellular to a whole tree level in theory and practical experiments and some modelling exercises. Such knowledge will only become more important as we accept the need to manage forests and other natural resources for globally changing environments.
By the end of the subject students should:
One written assignment (4000 words) 70%, One oral presentation (5-10mins) 30%
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Lambers, H. (1998) Plant Physiological Ecology. Springer, New York.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/forestecosystemscience/|
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science |
Climate Change |
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