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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

  • Cynthia J. Downs; cjdowns@esf.edu
  • 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
  • Lee Newman; lanewman@esf.edu
    phytoremediation, molecular and cellular biology, horticultural therapy, food and health

Current Graduate Students in Environmental Physiology


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


Sarah Caltabiano

Sarah Caltabiano

skcaltab@syr.edu
Environmental Physiology
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Green and
Undergraduate Institution: Suny Farmingdale (Horticultural Techno)

Previous Graduate Study: New York Institute of Technolo (Environmental Techno)

Graduate Research Topic
Nitrogen regulation in Microcystis sp.