This unit is designed to provide students with a state-of-the-art knowledge of plant function, focusing on central concepts of plant responses and adaption to drought stress,nutrient availability and light environment. These plant behavioural characteristics are essential for understanding the way plants are able to adapt to their environment whether under natural or agricultural conditions. Lectures will combine details about the evolution of key physiological pathways, with molecular and whole plant approaches to provide a holistic view of plant function.
|Unit name||Functional Plant Biology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Assoc Prof Tim Brodribb
Prof Steve Smith, Assoc Prof Jim Weller, Dr Eloise Foo
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||010909|
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
KPA377 or KPA373
Two one-hour lectures per week. Fortnightly practicals.
Internal assessment comprising: practical report (20%), grant review panel (10%), breakthrough mini-symposium (20%). Final exam (2 hours) (50%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
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