BIO2181 2019 - Timetable and Topics

Lecture Topics and Reading  

This schedule is correct at the start of the semester, but the definitive lecture timetable is the on-line version available through the unit’s Moodle page. Check Moodle to be certain.

Week

Date

Lecture

Textbook Reading

1

05 Mar

1

The photosynthetic eukaryotes

MB

pp. 243–250

07 Mar

2

Plant diversity and systematics

MB

Chapter 12

2

12 Mar

3

VIDEO Algae

MB

Chapter 15

14 Mar

4

VIDEO Bryophytes

MB

Chapter 16

3

19 Mar

5

VIDEO Lycophytes

MB

Chapter 17

21 Mar

6

VIDEO Monilophytes

MB

Chapter 17

4

26 Mar

7

VIDEO Gymnosperms

MB

Chapter 18

28 Mar

8

VIDEO Angiosperms

MB

Chapter 20

5

02 Apr

9

VIDEO The alternation of generations

MB

pp. 250–254

04 Apr

10

Heterospory

KP

pp. 397–398

6

09 Apr

11

VIDEO The seed habit

MB

Chapter 18, pp. 526–534

11 Apr

12

VIDEO Flowers

MB

pp. 460–464, 604–609

7

16 Apr

13

VIDEO The angiosperm life cycle

MB

pp. 465–474

18 Apr

14

VIDEO Floral strategies

MB

 

Mid-semester break 22nd April – 26th April

8

30 Apr

15

VIDEO Shoots

MB

pp. 534–544, 579–587, 639–644, Chapter 26

02 May

16

Photosynthesis 1

RG

pp. 45–48, Chapter 7

9

07 May

17

VIDEO Leaves

MB

pp. 588–604

09 May

18

Photosynthesis 2

RG

Chapter 7

10

14 May

19

Eucalyptus leaves

CV

 

16 May

20

VIDEO Xylem and phloem

MB

pp. 544­–553, 712–715

11

21 May

21

VIDEO Hydraulics

MB

Chapter 30

23 May

22

VIDEO Roots

MB

Chapter 24, pp. 717–722

12

28 May

23

VIDEO Plant biogeography

MB

 

30 May

24

VIDEO Agriculture

MB

Chapter 21

Lectures: Tuesdays, 11:00AM, 20Chn/E457

Thursdays, 9:00AM, 25Rnf/M1

Lecturers: MB–Martin Burd,   RG–Ros Gleadow,   KP–Kurt Petersen,   CV–Carolyn Vlasveld

Lectures marked VIDEO are pre-recorded and are available through Moodle. Scheduled lecture time will be used for
discussion and problem solving.

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Practical Topics and Assessments

Week

Dates

Topic

Assessment

Due date / Weight

1

5 Mar,

6 Mar

Introduction to the Semester Project

(a) Methods proposal

(b) Semester Project report

(a) 29 March at 23:59 / 5%

(b) 24 May at 23:59 /  20%

2

12, 13 Mar

Monocots

Plant families ID table 1

Either 18:00 on Tuesday or 14:00 on Wednesday /  2%

3

19, 20 Mar

Rosids

Plant families ID table 2

Either 18:00 on Tuesday or 14:00 on Wednesday /  2%

4

26, 27 Mar

Malvids

Plant families ID table 3

Either 18:00 on Tuesday or 14:00 on Wednesday /  2%

5

2, 3 Apr

Reproductive structures across the land plants

Spore size table

Either 18:00 on Tuesday or 14:00 on Wednesday /  1%

6

9, 10 Apr

Semester Project (independent work; staff will be available for consultation)

  

7

16, 17 Apr

Mid-term theory examination

Mid-term examination

During practicals / 25%

Mid-semester break 22nd April – 26th April

8

29 Apr, 1 May

Leaf structure and anatomy 1

  

9

7, 8 May

Leaf structure and anatomy 2

Leaf Structure report

Either 18:00 on Tuesday or 14:00 on Wednesday /  4%

10

14, 15 May

Leaf display efficiency

Leaf Display report

Either 18:00 on Tuesday or 14:00 on Wednesday /  4%

11

21, 22 May

Semester Project data analysis

  

12

28, 29 May

Practical examination

Practical examination

During practicals / 10%

See the week-by-week instructions in this manual for details of the assignments. Submit all assignments the
appropriate drop box (match drop box name with assignment name above) in Moodle.