PLSC 400 Environmental Plant Physiology (4 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: PLSC 100 or PLSC 101 or (BSCI 106 and BSCI 105) Recommended: CHEM 131 and CHEM 132
An introduction to the basic physical and physiological principles necessary for understanding the interactions between plants and their environment. The overall objective is to understand plant responses and adaptations to the environment and the ecological relevance of these responses.
PLSC 420 Principles of Plant Pathology (4 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: CHEM 131, CHEM 132 and PLSC 210 or permission of department
An introduction to the causal agents, nature and management of plant diseases with particular attention paid to economically important diseases of horticultural and agronomic crops. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.
PLSC 471 Forest Ecology (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: PLSC 201 or BSCI 106
An understanding of the forest ecosystem, its structure and the processes that regulate it are provided. Changes that occur in frosts, the interactions of environment and genetics in promoting ecosystem sustainability, and the role of human influences on urban forest ecosystems.
PLSC 473 Woody Plant Physiology (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: BSCI 422 or PLSC 201 or permission of department
Concentration is placed on physiological processes important to woody plant growth and development. Emphasis will be placed on current concepts and theories of how woody plants grow and develop, and the critical assessment of current research in woody plant physiology.
PLSC 481 Vegetation Assessment and Analysis (2 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: PLSC 100 or BSCI 106 or permission of instructor Recommended: PLSC 201, BSCI 360, PLSC 226 or PLSC 471
An overview of vegetation assessment through the collection of data in the field (e.g. plots and transects) and the analysis of existing data and remotely detected images (e.g. aerial photographs and GIS layer).
PLSC 601 Plant Genomics (3 credits) - UMCP
An advanced course in plant genomics which is the study of genes of plant chromosomes. Current topics in gene mapping, molecular markers, QTLs, gene sequencing, and genetic engineering with special focus on agriculturally important traits.
PLSC 685 Advanced Plant Ecophysiology (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: one course in plant physiology
Growth, productivity, and survival are intimately linked to a plant's ability to adjust to its environment. The information provided in this course is designed to provide an introduction to the basic physical and physiological principles necessary for understanding the interactions between plants and their environment. the overall objective of this course is to understand plant responses and adaptations to the environment and the ecological relevance of these responses.
PLSC 783 Molecular Aspects of Plant Environment Interactions (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: BSCI 422
A study of the interactions between abiotic environmental factors and plants. The course will emphasize the molecular aspects of how plants perceive, transduce, and respond to environmental factors.
PLSC 798 Graduate Seminar (1 credit) - UMCP
First and second semester.