Plant Ecology : CBT465

Plant Ecology : CBT465

Course Outline

 

Course Code: CBT 465

Course Name: Plant Ecology

Offering Term: Winter

Credit Hours: 4.5

 

THEORITICAL (3.0 Cr. Hrs.)
Lecture Contents Remarks
Lec#1 Concept, Importance and Branches of Ecology
Lec#2 Environmental/ecological factors: Light
Lec#3 Environmental/ecological factors: Temperature
Lec#4 Environmental/ecological factors: Water
Lec#5 Environmental/ecological factors: Precipitations
Lec#6 Environmental/ecological factors: Wind
Lec#7 Environmental/ecological factors: Natural Disasters
Lec#8 Environmental/ecological factors: Biological Interactions
Lec#9 Ecosystem: Concept, Characteristics, Classification and Services
Lec#10 Ecosystem: Composition and Function of ecosystems
Lec#11 Ecosystem: Components of different ecosystems
Lec#12 Ecosystem: Food chain, Food web, Trophic level, Ecological pyramids and Energy flow
Lec#13 Population Ecology: Definition, Characteristics and Structure of plant population
Lec#14 Community Ecology: Concept and Characteristics
Lec#15 Community Ecology: Composition/structure
Lec#16 Weather and climate: Macro and Micro climate, World climate
Lec#17 Weather and climate: Climatic classification of Bangladesh
Lec#18 Plant succession: Definition, types, causes and steps of succession
Lec#19 Plant succession: Process of succession- Xerosere (Lithosere/Psammosere)
Lec#20 Plant succession: Process of succession- Hydrosere, Halosere
Lec#21 Vegetation Analysis
Lec#22 Interactions among populations
Lec#23 Intra- and inter-specific competition
Lec#24 Adaptation of plants in different habitats
Lec#25 Plant adaptation to adverse condition
Lec#26 Plant biodiversity
Lec#27 Phytogeography: plant distribution, plant conservation and preservation
Lec#28 Environmental Pollution: Causes and remedies
Lec#29 Greenhouse effects: Causes and remedies
Lec#30 Causes of depletion of forest in Bangladesh and possible remedies

 

 

 

PRACTICAL(1.5 Cr. Hrs.)
Expt. No. Name of the Experiment Remarks
Expt.#1 Study of the adaptive features of Hydrophytes (Water hyacinth)
Expt.#2 Study of the adoptive features of Xerophytes (Karabi)
Expt.#3 Study of the adoptive features of Xerophytes (Jhau)
Expt.#4 Study on adaptive features of Epiphytes (Rasna)
Expt.#5 Study on adaptive features of Parasitic plant (Dodder)
Expt.#6 Study of adaptive features of C4 Plant compared to C3 plant
Expt.#7 Vegetation analysis and measurement of species diversity using quadrat method

References

  1. R.W. Jackson and J.M. Jackson. 1996. Environmental Science: The Natural Environment and Human Impact. Longman, Essex.
  2. Gopal and N. Bhardwaj. 1998. Elements of Ecology. Vikas Pub., Sahidabad.
  3. J. Kormondy. 1996. Concepts of Ecology. 4th edn. Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi.
  4. P. Odum. 1971. Fundamentals of Ecology. 3rd edn. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia.
  5. D. Kumar. 1995. General Ecology. Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi.
  6. D. Sharma. 1999. Ecology and Environment. Kalyani Pub., New Delhi.
  7. S. Ambhast. 1998. A Text Book of Plant Ecology. Students’ Friends and Co., Varnasi.
  8. C. Tiwari. 1992. Concepts of Modern Ecology. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun, India.
  9. P. Palaniappan. (ed.). 1995. Agricultural Inputs and Environment. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India.

Reference Books and Materials

  • K. Kohli, D.R. Batish and H.P. Singh. Population and Community Ecology.

http://nsdl.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/153/1/Population+and+community.pdf

 

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