BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Botanical Society of America Southeast Missouri State University Missouri Botanical Garden
 
An Exercise in Leaf Growth Modeling based on Wisconsin Fast Plants
 
 
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions
 

 


Authors


Gail Baker
Lane Community College


Tammy Tintjer
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College


Richard Rosecrance
California State University - Chico


Stephen Saupe
College of St. Benedict

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

high school - college  

 
 


Brief Overview:

The project presents a model by which users can vary a series of parameters (e.g., light, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, temperature) to determine the impact on net photosynthesis, leaf growth and dry weight. If desired, the model can be tested empirically  

 
   
 


Project Materials:

Excel spreadsheet/computer (optional - to test model): Qubit (or other IRGA), balance  

 
 


Future Directions:

incorporation of herbivory into the model  

 
 


Attachments


- bioquest_leaf_growth_model.xls
- Leaf_Model.ppt
- plant_growth_model_simple.xls
- Leaf_Modeling_ Worksheet_STUDENT.doc
- Leaf_Modeling_Worksheet_Instructor.doc