BIOLOGY OF VASCULAR PLANTS

Course ID: POS-SE>BIOLRW
Course title: BIOLOGY OF VASCULAR PLANTS
Semester: 1 / Spring
ECTS: 5
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Environmental Protection
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Justyna Sołtysiak 71 320 1587 justyna.soltysiak@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Structure, functions and modifications of vegetative and generative organs of vascular plants. Taxonomy of higher plants. Characteristic of plants from various environments. The anatomical and morphological adaptations of plants to various environment.
Full description: The anatomical and morphological structure of the main organs of vascular plants (roots, shoots, leaves, flowers). Flower development. Biology of pollination. Biochemical and molecular basis for the regulation of higher plants growth. Physical factors influence of plants distribution on Earth. Taxonomy of higher plants. Plants from different habitats (ecological characteristic, morphological and anatomical adaptation). Interactions between plants and other organisms. The most important ecological groups of plants. Characteristic of invasive plants species.
Bibliography: • Plant Biology. Lack, A J and Evans, D E: Bios Oxford , 2002. • Biology. Peter H. Raven, George B. Johnson. St. Louis: Times Mirror, Mosby, 1986. • Biology. Eldra P. Solomon, Linda R. Berg, Diana W. Martin, Claude A. Ville. Saunders College Publishing, USA, 1995. • Biology. Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece Lawrence G. Mitchell Menlo Park, California: Benjamin Cummings, 1999. • Botany: basic concepts in plant biology. Terry L. Hufford, New York: Harper and Row, 1978.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge The student has knowledge about the morphology of vascular plants. He can show the main functions and modification of vegetative and generative organs of higher plants. A student knows the taxonomy of higher plants. He knows the plants species for various environments. Skills A student understands the function of vascular plants organs: roots, shoots, leaves, flowers. He can describe basic life processes of vascular plants. and he can describe the plant species typical for various habitats. He can indicate morphological and anatomical modifications of higher plant organs resulting from adaptations to various environmental conditions. Social competences The student notices the interrelationship between plants and their environment. He can work individually as well as in a group.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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