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Leaves to Landscape (EVSC20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEVSC20001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an introduction to plant structure, function, diversity and ecology and explores how these interact with landscape, climate, and production systems. While the subject deals with plant basics, it focuses on knowledge required for managing vegetation.

Topics include:

  • How plants develop (architecture, adaptation, diversity) and how the plant structures contribute to reproduction (plant life-cycles)
  • Plants and energy (leaves as the primary light harvesting organ that supplies energy for most living things)
  • Plants and water (roots, transpiration, responding to water stress and salinity)
  • Plants and their interactions with other species, including humans, and the landscapes they shape

Students taking BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms (BSc) as a Breadth subject will be exempt from this subject.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subjects students should:

  • Have a knowledge of the basic processes of plant physiology
  • Be familiar with the structure and function of plants
  • Understand the mechanisms of plant reproduction, growth and development
  • Have an overview of plant diversity and the place of plants in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems.

This subject is intended to provide students, who have not completed first year BSc biology, with sufficient biological background for subsequent subjects in the Landscape Management stream.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Ability to observe and record information about the physical world
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Ability to prepare written reports.

Last updated: 15 July 2017