Food and the Future Environment

Summary and Final Tasks



After completing Module 6, you should now be able to:

  • Describe key features of categories of crop plants and how they are adapted to environmental and ecological factors
  • Explain how soil and climatic features determine what crops can be produced in a location, and how humans may alter an environment for crop production.
  • Describe some plant physiological traits and differences that could influence how plants adapt to climate change.
  • Explain how both environmental and socio-economic factors contribute to crop plant selection (coupled human-nature systems).

Reminder - Complete all of the Module 6 tasks!

You have reached the end of Module 6! Double-check the to-do list on the Module 6 Roadmap to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before moving on to Module 7.1!

References and Further Reading

Sterling, T. M. Transpiration in the Plant and Soil Sciences ELibrary:

Taub, D. 2010. Effects of Rising Atmospheric Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide on Plants. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):21

Lambers, H. S.Chapin and T. Pons. 1998, Plant Physiological Ecology. 2nd edition. Springer-Verlag New York. pg. 340 and 344.