Environmental Plant Biology (BIO 330)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Levent Öztürk lozturk@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
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CONTENT

Interaction of plants with the environment and the human impact is discussed. Topics start with the effects of biotic and abiotic stress factors affecting plant life ranging from ecosystem to global environment scale. Effects of environmental pollutants to plant life, biological clean-up of pollutants, biological degradation of solid wastes and its use in plant production, pest management, food security and sustainable production are other main topics of the course.

OBJECTIVE

Interaction of plants with the environment and the human impact is discussed. Topics start with the effects of biotic and abiotic stress factors affecting plant life ranging from ecosystem to global environment scale. Effects of environmental pollutants to plant life, biological clean-up of pollutants, biological degradation of solid wastes and its use in plant production, pest management, food security and sustainable production are other main topics of the course.

LEARNING OUTCOME

The boundaries of Environmental Biology and the "sphere" concept.
How is plant life affected by the global climate change.
What are the components of ecosystems and why is sustaining the plant biodiversity important.
What are the polluting factors for air and water.

How are carbon and nutrients recycled in the environment.

How do biotic and abiotic stress factors affect ecosystems.

How are the soils being degraded and conserved. Effects of solid and hazardous wastes to environment.
How is polluted land and water biologically re-mediated?
What are pests and how are they managed.
Is Agriculture Friend or Foe for the Environment?
What is food security. Solutions for sustainable production and distribution of the food.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Presentation 30