The course is done using problem-based learning. The student will learn to:
- Understand the basic tree ecophysiological processes and their spatial and temporal dynamics
- Understand the effects of environment on tree structure and functioning
- Evaluate quantitatively the effects of environment on tree ecophysiology at leaf, tree and stand scale.
- Formulate research questions, search literature and analyze data to address the questions.
- Design and use metadata and data archiving
Period 2, 1st year of MSc studies
The main topics in the course are:
- Photosynthesis: light energy capture
- Photosynthesis: carbon reactions
- Canopy structure and light environment
- Tree water relations and transport processes
- Links between nutrient uptake and carbon dynamics
- Primary and secondary metabolites
- Stand scale gas exchange processes
- Annual cycle of plant functions, phenological models
- Patterns of carbon allocation between canopy, stem and roots
Lectures 24 h, independent research work 100 h (mandatory)
Each independent research work (10) is reported. The reports will be evaluated and the average is used for final grading.
Lectures, each lecture includes an independent research topic with quantitative analysis or literature review. Literature in Moodle.
Each independent research work (10) is reported. The reports will be evaluated and the average is used for final grading. Grading scale 1-5
Teaching in English
Professor Jaana Bäck
Replaces the former course 830144 (ME150) Metsäpuiden ekofysiologian jatkokurssi, 6 cr.