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Environmental Physiology Area of Study for M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Biology

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Environmental physiology provides students with advanced training in the nature and control of biological processes.

Current interests include mechanisms of drought tolerance in plants; plant and microbial enzymology; virology; toxicity and disposition of insecticides and environmental toxicants in vertebrates; plant defenses against phytophagous invertebrates; thermal exchange in bird eggs; plant reproductive biology; and genetic improvement of willow and poplar.

Participating Faculty

  • John D. Castello; jdcastello@esf.edu
    plant virology, viruses and mycoplasma in urban and forest tree decline, forest pathology, microbiology, insect vectors
  • Danilo D. Fernando; dfernando@esf.edu
    plant structure and development, reproductive biology of conifers, pollen transformation, genomics and proteomics of pine pollen tube development, willow flowering and tissue culture, genetic diversity of rare and endangered ferns, and plant evolution, diversity and conservation.
  • Hyatt Green; hgreen@esf.edu
    molecular microbial ecology, microbial water quality, microbial source-tracking, microbial biogeography, host-microbe co-evolution, forest soil nitrification, Hg-methylation, eDNA, rapid evolution, fermentation microbiology
  • Myron J. Mitchell; mitchell@esf.edu
    biogeochemistry, environmental energetics
  • Lee Newman; lanewman@esf.edu
    phytoremediation, molecular and cellular biology, horticultural therapy, food and health
  • J. Scott Turner; jsturner@esf.edu
    animal physiology, physiological ecology, thermal energetics, biology of body size, physiology of gas exchange

Current Graduate Students in Environmental Physiology

Current Students Only currently registered students appear — new names appear at start of academic year

Sarah Caltabiano

Environmental Physiology
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman

Graduate Research Topic
Phytoremediation of trichloroethylene- genetics and hyperspectral imaging.