831312 Plant and environment

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hietz, Peter
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Introduction - stress, temperature - energy balance, light - quality and quantity, water and drought, flooding and oxygen deficiency, salt, heavy metals and phytoremediation, nitrogen and the N cycle, CO2 and the global carbon cycle; herbivores, pathogenes and defence; genetically modified crops; invasive plants, ecosystem services

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Participants have theoretical and practical knowledge about the interactions between plants and their environment, how different environmental factors affect plants, plant adaptations to and also how plants affect their environment. They understand important local and global cycles. The knowledge establishes a basis for working on applied botanical and ecological problems.
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