Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Schools

Biological Sciences School, Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Contact hour, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

BIOL1020

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Quizzes, Case Study, Report, Presentation and Final Exam

Course coordinator

Prof Susanne Schmidt and Dr Nicole Robinson

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Plants are integral to life on our planet. They provide oxygen, habitat, food, energy and materials. The focus on plants and their roles in the future bioeconomy is intensifying as countries are transitioning to become carbon neutral. Course participants will dive deep into the current knowledge of plant biology - spanning from evolution, ecology, conservation, agriculture to biotechnology. Topics include plant biodiversity and function, adaptation to environments, interactions with beneficial and pathogenic organisms, and improvement for human uses. The wide-ranging roles and uses of plants are explored with view of food and a sustainable future. Participants experience hands-on activities, from interactive lectures and discussions, to workshops, practicals and networking with world-class plant biologists.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile