Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance: Summer Field-Oriented Short Course
6/2/2014 to 6/13/2014
Fort Collins, Colorado United States
This course on the genetics, breeding, and physiology of drought stress tolerance is targeted to graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as to professionals in the public and private sectors. It provides three transferable graduate-level credits. The course will consist of classroom lectures and discussions, hands-on lab and greenhouse exercises, and field research activities appropriate for a drought breeding and genetics program. Visits to seed company operations in the region will also be included. Course activities are designed around three modules: • Whole Plant Physiology of Drought Stress • Plant Breeding for Drought Stress Tolerance • Genomic Approaches to Drought Stress Tolerance Primary instructors will be Drs. Pat Byrne and John McKay. Other guest lecturers, each with a different specialty in the plant sciences, will provide information and insights, both in the classroom and at the field sites.