Drought and Vegetation

01-10-2018

6 Months

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Drought and Vegetation

Drought and Vegetation

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Raftoyannis Yannis

Category

Specialization Water Scarcity

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Aim

The course aims at acquiring knowledge about the effect of drought on plants and ways of managing vegetation in water deficient environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Intake and transfer of water in plants
  • Measuring water relations in plants
  • Resistance and adaptation of plants in dry conditions
  • Water stress symptoms
  • Effects of drought on ecosystems
  • Selection and production of drought resistant plants
  • Vegetation management in dry environments
  • Restoration of vegetation in dry environments.

Learning Goals

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the effects of drought on plants and ecosystems
  • Familiarize with techniques of vegetation management in dry environments

ECTS

6 credits

Bibliography

  1. Bainbridge A. 2007. Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration: New Hope for Arid Lands (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series). Island Press.
  2. Bredemeier M, Cohen S, Godbold DL, Lode E, Pichler V, Schleppi P. (eds). Forest Management and the Water Cycle. Ecological Studies, Vol. 212. Springer Dordrecht, Heidelberg-London-New York.
  3. Kirkham ΜΒ. 2005. Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations. Academic Press.

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Difficulty : Semester B’

Typology : Specialization Water scarcity

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