PNS0201 Experimental approaches in plant growth analysis and phenotyping, 5.0 Credits
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Accepted as PhD student within plant biology, ecology, agricultural sciences or related subject areas.
Objectives, including learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth overview of the basic methods for measuring and assessing growth and physiology of plants, and to give an overview of quantitative methods for the measurement of structural and functional plant properties (so called phenotyping) in modern phenotyping facilities. Upon completion of the course the student should be able to (i) describe the basic methods for measuring and assessing the growth of plants; (ii) evaluate scientific experiments focusing on the growth of plants in relation to the surrounding environment (plant-environment and plant-plant interaction); and (iii) evaluate different quantitative methods for measuring structural and functional plant properties in modern phenotyping facilities.
Topics covered by this course are:
- Growth analysis and functional physiology of agricultural and forest plants
- Plant-environment and plant-plant interaction
- Modern phenotyping methods for plants, i.e. technical solutions for rapid and automated quantification of structural and functional plant properties in large quantities of plant individuals.
Lectures and seminars (including group work)
Formats and requirements for examination
In addition to passing two short written exams, each course participant is expected to read, present and critically discuss one relevant research paper within the course subject (a list of relevant papers will be distributed prior to the course start). Both the written exams and the oral research paper presentation will be used for the final assessment.
Organizer: Martin Weih, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology, phone 018-67 25 43
Register no later than June 15 2020
This course is part of the SLU Research school Ecology – basics and applications.
Department of Ecology