CSES 7186 Sustainable Agroecology

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The study of interactions between crops and abiotc and biotic environments. Emphasis is placed on quantitatively examining theory and principles for production, stability and sustainability of agricultural ecosystems.

A student completing this course is expected to be able to:

‐ Describe how plant adaptations to the environment affect crop selection, growth, and yield.

‐ Describe crop responses to radiation quality, quantity, and photoperiod.

‐ Describe plant adaptation and acclimation to temperature.

‐ Explain crop adaptation and acclimation to precipitation.

‐ Outline crop interactions with pests.

‐ Quantify services provided by agroecosystems including food, fiber, and fuel production, water quantity and quality, nutrient cycling, climate regulation and biodiversity.

‐ Use the tools of crop ecology to develop new ways to address the ever-changing challenges of agricultural production.

LECTURE:

3 credits

PREREQUISITE:

None.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Associate dean for extension Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips
Professor & Associate Dean for Extension
107 Comer Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5635
334-844-2345