Ecophysiology studies the adaptation of organism’s physiology to its environment and provides a mechanistic framework for understanding how species respond to changing environments and how species interact with each other. As such, it plays a central role in understanding how organisms might respond to global change. This course will explore current topics in plant ecology by reading and discussing recent papers from the scientific literature. Previous coursework in either ecology or physiology or approval of the instructor is required.
Can be used for Ecology req OR struc/function, but NOT BOTH!