ENV 656b () / 2023-2024

Physiology of Trees and Forests

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: O, course canceled,


First few weeks of class will be held remotely. Access Canvas site for Zoom links

Mineral nutrition and cycling, mycorrhizas, symbiosis, nitrogen fixation, light processing, photosynthesis, respiration, water relations including transpiration, and ecophysiology are covered. The interaction of photosynthesis with water relations, mineral nutrition, temperature, and environmental stress is discussed. Effects of climate changes on forests, past and present, and other current topics like wild land fires are also considered. Term paper required.

ENV 656 is a prerequisite for:
ENV 700: Alpine, Arctic, and Boreal Ecosystems Seminar