Tree Structure and Function

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Tree Structure and Function

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Forestry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This module will provide students with foundation knowledge of the mechanisms of tree growth and development. The module is intended to underpin other forestry modules, especially Principles of Forestry, Forest Establishment and Silviculture of Forest Stands. Students will study primary and secondary growth of the shoot, including shoot and leaf growth mechanisms; and the structure and function of various tissues and cell types. Other areas of study will include: root initiation and development; branch initiation and growth; periderm formation; and whole-plant physiology. Reproductive growth in trees and some practical aspects of seed biology and seed storage will be examined.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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