Lecture Arrangement for an Intensive course in Plant Physiological Ecology

Topics followed by page numbers refer to Park S. Nobel, Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology, 3rd ed. (2005, Academic Press/Elsevier, ISBN 0-12-520026-9). Chapter 7 is "Temperature and Energy Budgets," Chapter 8 is "Leaves and Fluxes," and Chapter 9 is "Plants and Fluxes."

Monday morning

Solar Radiation, Infrared Radiation, Absorptances, Reflectances (307-318)

Monday afternoon

Net Radiation, Boundary Layers, Heat Conduction and Convection (318-329)
Dimensionless Numbers, Latent Heat-Transpiration, Dew, Frost (329-337)

Tuesday morning

Leaf Shape, Heat Storage, Time Constants, Soil Thermal Properties and Temperature (337-347; end Chapter. 7)

Tuesday afternoon

Water Vapor Resistances and Conductances, Stomatal Properties, Cuticle, Intercellular Air Spaces, Fick's First Law (351-366)
Conductance Values, Water Vapor Concentrations and Mole Fractions, Transpiration (366-378)

Wednesday morning

CO2 Resistance/Conductance Network, Mesophyll Area, Mesophyll and Chloroplast Resistances (378-389)
CO2 Fluxes Accompanying Photosynthesis, Photorespiration, Compensation Points (389-399)

Wednesday afternoon

Photosynthetic Rates, Water Use Efficiency, Stomatal Control, C3 and C4 (399-413; end Chapter 8)

Thursday morning

Gas Fluxes above Plant Canopy, Eddy Diffusion Coefficients (419-429)
Gas Fluxes within Plant Communities, Light Compensation (429-438)

Thursday afternoon

Water Movement in Soil, Darcy's Law, Hydraulic Conductivity (438-446)
Water Movement in the Xylem and Phloem, Flow Mechanisms (446-456)

Friday morning

Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum, Daily Changes (456-461, 466-468, 471-473;end Chapter 9)

Each lecture or discussion is about 1 1/4 hours long, e.g., 9:00-10:15 am and 11:00 am-12:15 pm for mornings and 2:00-3:15 pm and 4:00-5:15 pm for afternoons.

Dr. Park Nobel