Undergraduate Course: Elective: plant geography (ARCH09014)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Part-year visiting students only
|Summary||Indicative course content
Paleoecology and the botany of the past 450million years. The development of the modern floristic kingdoms ¿ climate change, mountain building, the shifting seas and the influence of plate tectonics on the evolution of plants and their habitats. The ecological structure of the major biota and modern floristic kingdoms and the impact that each has had on horticulture: Arctic and Temperate biota Mediterranean (Chile, South Africa and Australia)The Tropics.
Aims of course
1 This module introduces students to some of the complexities and patterns of plant evolution.
Mode of delivery
A lecture based module.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome. Students are permitted two attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the major floristic categories.
- demonstrate an understanding of the way plants adapt to changing environments and the formation of habitats.
- understand how changing climates and the interplay between abiotic and biotic factors have influenced the evolution of major plant groups.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Pears, N (1977) Basic biogeography. Longman. Simmons, I G (1979) Biogeography: natural and cultural. Arnold. Tivy, J (1971) Biogeography: a study of plants in the ecosphere. Oliver & Boyd.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: physical and natural environment.
|Keywords||PLANT FAMILIES, EVOLUTION, HABITATS, ABIOTIC AND BIOTIC FACTORS.
|Course organiser||Mr John Stuart-Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5798
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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