Course: Plant Ecophysiology

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Course title Plant Ecophysiology
Course code KBI/EFR02
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ryplová Renata, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction into the Plant Ecophysiology. The plant and the stress. The phases of plant stress answer. 2. An impact of ambient condition on basic plant physiological processes. 3. The plants and radiation. 4. The plants and temperature. 5. The plants and water. 6. The plants and mineral nutrition. 7. The plants and pollutants. 8. The plants - atmosphere interactions. 9. Global problems of plant ecophysiology. 10. - 12. The modern measuring methods in plant ecophysiology. 13. Evaluation and interpretation of ecophysiological measurements 14. The students presentations of ecophysiological topics, analysis and evaluation. The seminars are realized during field and laboratory practise and are connected to the topics of the lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Demonstration, Skills training, Laboratory
Learning outcomes
Plant ecophysiology brings an overview of ecological context of basic plant physiological processes (in particular photosynthesis and respiration, water management, secondary metabolism) and of plant adaptations to changing environment. The course brings information of modern measuring methods in plant ecophysiology. The obtained theoretical knowledge will be used in field measurement (the study of the impact of the environmental conditions on diurnal course of photosynthesis and transpiration, the chlorophyll fluorescence measurement, the influence of different kinds of pollutants on plant physiology) as well as in laboratory experiments (seeds germination and initial growth under stress conditions in growth chamber, an impact of stress factors on plant ontogeny). The course is focused on stress answers of the plants and on the role of plants in global climate change.
Ability to use theoretical knowledge during field praxis as well as laboratory experiments, understanding of the significance of plant physiological processes in their relation to changing environment. The use of modern measuring equipment.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's work activities (technical works), Interview

80% attendance at seminars, protocols of field and laboratory experiments, individual presentation of the choosen problem of plant ecophysiology
Recommended literature
  • Larcher W.:. Fyziologická ekologie rostlin. Praha, Academia, 1988.
  • Procházka S., Macháčková I., Krekule J, Šebánek J a kol.:. Fyziologie rostlin. Academia, Praha, 1998.
  • Ryplová R.:. Fyziologie rostlin. PF JU České Budějovice, 2014.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nature and Environmental Education (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer