BIOU6PE: Plant Ecology & Physiology

CO-ORDINATOR: Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin

Pre-requisites: ABR001 (Study Abroad) & BIOU3EG (Evolution & Genetics) or ENVU3EC (Introduction to Ecology)

Module Description

This module aims to provide students with a conceptual and practical perspective of the interaction between plants and their environment.

Module Objectives

Acquired skills

  • Problem solving through experimental design and manipulative skills in the laboratory. 
  • Application of number through data analysis. 
  • Communication through scientific report writing.
  • Information technology skills through retrieval of knowledge from relevant scientific journals.
  • Working with others through project and group work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students have demonstrated

  • Core knowledge at an advanced and current level of a range of selected topics which introduce important concepts in plant ecology from individuals to ecosystems.
  • An ability to obtain and analyse valid data from practical techniques used to study important plant processes.
  • Competence in reporting practical work in a style acceptable to research journals in the field.


Scheduled Teaching: 46 hours
Independent Study: 154 hours
Placements: 0 hours


Coursework: 50%
Examination: 50%
Practical: 0%

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