This unit focuses on plant and animal adaptation to their environments and explores the physiological processes that enable survival. Relationships between structure and functioning of animals and plants are discussed with a focus on gas exchange, nutrient uptake and water balance. This unit builds upon first year studies in biology and prepares students for biology and ecology units at third-level. It provides essential background for students interested in agriculture, horticulture, land management and wildlife conservation.
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