|Responsible unit:||Department of Biology|
|Course/CS Responsible:||First Degree in Landscape Architecture|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|L:AP||41||Planos de estudos a partir 2009||1||-||7,5||70||202,5|
|Rubim Manuel Almeida da Silva|
|Ana Maria Gonçalves Séneca Correia Cardoso|
|Sara Cristina Ferreira Marques Antunes|
|Rubim Manuel Almeida da Silva||1,68|
|Ana Maria Gonçalves Séneca Correia Cardoso||0,32|
|Raquel Maria da Silva Graça Almeida||4,10|
|Rubim Manuel Almeida da Silva||0,58|
|Sara Cristina Ferreira Marques Antunes||1,32|
At the end of the course students are expected to have: 1. The basic knowledge on the botanical history and plant evolution as well as major systems of classification 2. Apprehended the Taxonomy and Systematic concepts, Classification and plant Nomenclature 3. Perception and comprehension of the main philosophical types behind different taxonomic schools and main differences between them 4. Acquired the morphological concepts and vocabulary necessary to describe plants 5. Developed the taxonomical skills needed for the identification of plants and management of biological collections 6. Learned the major lines of evolution in plants 7. Studied the major botanical groups, main differences between them, their evolution and characterization. To build and use a dichotomous key as well as to manage the necessary terms and concepts used to identify vascular plants.
The competences to be acquired by the students are directly related to the aims described above.
I - Ecological bases of plant evolution: abiotic/environmental and biotic pressures relevant for understanding evolutionary processes and the current patterns of plant diversity.
II - Classification and Systematics Botany from ancient times to actuality:Concepts and definitions: the basics of the classical disciplines; molecular biology Classification and levels of taxonomic categories Major classification types: similarities and role Botanical Nomenclature and Taxonomic studies The major plant lineages – From Algae to Flower Plants. Non-vascular plants: Liverworts, Hornworts and Mosses; Seedless Vascular plants; Lycophytes and Monilophytes; Seed plants I – Gymnospermae Seed Plants II - Angiospermae. Morphology and plants descriptors of seed plants
Expositive, active and participative; Lab and field classes
Students must attend 3/4 of the lab and filed classes
The exam can be replaced by two intermediate tests. The first exam season can only be used by students that did not choose the intermediate tests. Grade improvements can only also be done in the second exam season
On this course the described items will contribute to the final grade in the following proportion: Exam 75%; Group report and presentation 25%.
Final grade is the summ of the average of the intermediate tests or exame grade with the group report and presentation.
For approval the final grade must be equal or higher than 9.5 (on 0-20 scale)
Doesn't apply to non portuguese students
In the second exam season