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Applied methods in crop physiology (2015)

Name of course:

Applied methods in crop physiology



ECTS credits:

5 ECTS



Course parameters:

The course is in English and the requirements are relevant courses in crop physiology from M.Sc.-level. M.Sc.-students considering crop physiology or engaged in thesis work can participate provided availability. Number of students 12 – early registration is suggested.



Objectives of the course:

To give the students an up to date introduction to measurements of plant processes, both in the field and under protection, to allow them to select and develop suitable methods for measuring and analyzing data in their PhD work. Furthermore the course will present the newest knowledge and an overview of the current status of physiological measurement problems. New and emerging technologies will be presented.



Learning outcomes and competences:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Evaluate different physiological measurement

Be able to select relevant methods for their research purpose

Use the obtained knowledge to develop a relevant research protocol



Compulsory programme:

Each day will cover a number of lectures and hands on exercises with measurement gear or computer models. Precourse report (1 ECTS) on the background of the students projects and expectations is mandatory. Additionally a report based on the results of the course has to be to be prepared allowing for individual consultancy concerning experimental problems. All elements are mandatory



Course contents:

Day 1 and 2: Photosynthesis

To give a good background for performing measurements of using traditional gas exchange, traditional chlorophyll fluorescence and video based chlorophyll fluorescence and related techniques.

Day 3 - 4: Water relations in plants

To give a good background for understanding water status in plants when they are subjected to various stress conditions with emphasis on nitrogen and water.

Day 4- 5: Roots – the hidden half

to give an understanding of root growth and nutrient dynamics in the soil and how this is measured and modelled.



Prerequisites:

The requirements are relevant courses in crop physiology from M.Sc.-level. M.Sc.-students considering crop physiology or engaged in thesis work can participate provided availability.



Name of lecturers:

  • Carl-Otto Ottosen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University
  • Hanne Lakkenborg Kristensen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University
  • Fulai Liu, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • Eva Rosenqvist, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • Mathias Neumann Andersen, Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water, Aarhus University

 

Type of course/teaching methods:

Lectures, exercises and excursion



Literature:

Will be handed out during the course or put on a shared dropbox folder



Course assessment:

The assessment will be made based on the final report by one of the teachers



Provider:

Department of Food Science



Special comments on this course:

Accommodation will be arranged near the location of the course and transport will be arranged. Participation in course: free. Costs for accommodation and food is 7500 DKK and for food only is 1800 DKK.

Since the course starts Monday morning rooms are available from Sunday to Saturday



Time:

9-13 November, 2015



Place:

Course location: Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Årslev, Denmark

Accommodation, Dalum Landbrugsskole, Odense, Denmark



Registration:

By mail to course leader ASAP and before 1 October, 2015.

Contact: Carl-Otto Ottosen, e-mail: coo@food.au.dk

Phone +45 2290 3105

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