Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology            BIOL 344

Theory

Chapters

Hours

Weeks

1.      Introduction to Ecology – Definitions,

2

1

2.      Plants and Environment:

Autecology and Synecology

2

1

3.      Plant Communities and Ecosystem – Forest, Grassland, Desert, Vegetation layers,

4

2

4.      Ecological classification of Plants - (1) Hydrophytes (2) Hygrophytes (3) Mesophytes (4) Xerophytes and (5) Halophytes – Mangrove plants

2

1

5.      Interactions among Plants – Commensalism (Example Epiphytes,) Parasitism, Mutualism

4

2

6.      Defensive Chemicals by Plants

Secondary metabolites (Terpenes, Phenolic compounds, Alkaloids)

4

2

7.      Plant succession -

Types,  Sere and seral stages, Process of plant succession

2

1

8.      Plants as ecological indicators-

Types, Effect of environmental pollution

2

1

9.      The impact of agriculture

2

1

10.  Forests, Forest management, Forest conservation

2

1

Total

26

13

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