Botany

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Plant Biology

Co-discoverer of the toxic marine organism Pfiesteria piscicida, which has been linked to massive fish kills and mysterious human health ailments in coastal waters. Studies the chronic effects of nutrient overenrichment and other chemical environmental contaminants on aquatic plants; the ecology and impacts of harmful algae; and Influences of long-term changes in watershed land use and pollution sources on surface water quality. Directs the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology.

Areas of Expertise
Botany
Colleges
CALS

Dr. William Thompson

University Research Professor Of Plant Biology, Genetics, And Crop Science

Plant gene expression, chromatin structure, and DNA replication.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Genetics
Botany
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Thomas Wentworth

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Of Plant Biology

Description, classification and study of environmental relationships of natural vegetation. Plant community ecology.

Areas of Expertise
Botany
Wildlife Ecosystems
Colleges
CALS