Summer Field-Oriented Short Course
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 first field-oriented short course was offered in June, 2010 and the second in June, 2012. International groups of students converged at Colorado State University in Fort Collins for the intensive two-week program. A total of 42 students from 17 countries have enrolled in the course.The next field course will be offered June 2-13, 2014.
The next field-oriented short course will be offered in June, 2014. 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, with assistance from Drs. Bill Bauerle and Stephen Baenziger. 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.
All foreign visas and travel arrangements are at students' initiative and expense. We're sorry, but no scholarship funding is available for this course.