912341 Ecology of roots and mycorrhizae II


Type
Exercise and seminar
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Rewald, Boris , Sandén, Hans , Godbold, Douglas L.
Organisation
Institute of Forest Ecology (IFE)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction
Englisch, Deutsch

Content

This lab based course deals with the practical part of Ecology of roots and Mycorrhiza. It runs parallel with the theoretical course Ecology of roots and mycorrhiza I and helps you to better understand function and processes discussed in ecology of roots and mycorrhiza I. You also learn interesting and useful methods related to roots and mycorrhiza.

To do this course you either have done the course Ecology of roots and mycorrhiza I or take you can take it in parallel. We strongly advice you to take the two courses in parallel as the lab course Ecology of roots and mycorrhiza II is planed and scheduled to fit with the theoretical course Ecology of roots and mycorrhiza I

Previous knowledge expected

The content of the course "Ecology of roots and mycorrhiza I" is essential.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

You will learn:
To plan an experiment
Work with rhizoboxes
Grow plants in the growth chambers
Biomass measurements
Root scanning
Root respiration
Measurements of endomycorrhiza colonization of roots
Calculations and processing of data.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.