Special Course in Plant Biology 2017: Plant Physiological Ecology: Field Methods | Kent State University

Special Course in Plant Biology 2017: Plant Physiological Ecology: Field Methods

Special Course in Plant Biology 2017: BSCI 4/5/70195 (3 credits)

Plant Physiological Ecology: Field Methods

At the Holden Arboretum and Kent State University, May 22 - June 9, 2017

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Plants must maintain proper hydration in order to perform basic cellular

functions, but operational water status can vary across plant tissues, across soil types or across plant

species. There are a number of different techniques to measure plant water status, each with their

own benefits and challenges. We will examine a variety of Rhododendron species in a common

garden at the Holden Arboretum. We will compare water status of flowers and leaves using three

different methods: relative water content, water potential, and turgor loss. Students will collect,

analyze, and present data during the course.

COURSE FORMAT: The course will be 3 credits (lecture+field experience). It will be irregularly

scheduled to accommodate field measurements at Holden Arboretum, including some that must be

taken pre-dawn.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. David Ward Kent State University

Dr. Andrea Case Kent State University

Dr. Juliana Medeiros Holden Arboretum

HOW TO ENROLL: Interested students should contact Dr. Andrea

Case (acase@kent.edu) or Dr. David Ward (dward21@kent.edu) for

additional information. The deadline to enroll is May 22. Both

undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:57pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:57pm