Plant Ecology : CBT465
Plant Ecology : CBT465
|Course Code: CBT 465|
Course Name: Plant Ecology
|Offering Term: Winter|
Credit Hours: 4.5
|THEORITICAL (3.0 Cr. Hrs.)|
|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#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#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|
- R.W. Jackson and J.M. Jackson. 1996. Environmental Science: The Natural Environment and Human Impact. Longman, Essex.
- Gopal and N. Bhardwaj. 1998. Elements of Ecology. Vikas Pub., Sahidabad.
- J. Kormondy. 1996. Concepts of Ecology. 4th edn. Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi.
- P. Odum. 1971. Fundamentals of Ecology. 3rd edn. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia.
- D. Kumar. 1995. General Ecology. Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi.
- D. Sharma. 1999. Ecology and Environment. Kalyani Pub., New Delhi.
- S. Ambhast. 1998. A Text Book of Plant Ecology. Students’ Friends and Co., Varnasi.
- C. Tiwari. 1992. Concepts of Modern Ecology. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun, India.
- 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.