Botany

Research in Botany extends from genomics, molecular genetics, biochemistry and physiology of plants and eukaryotic microorganisms (e.g., fungi and protists) through to cytology and development to systematics, ecology, and phytogeography. The broad areas of research possible within the program are cell biology and biochemistry; genomics and genetics, plant molecular biology; plant and algal physiology; terrestrial and marine ecology; biosystematics and evolution; development and ultrastructure; protistology; and mycology.

 

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Faculty Members in Botany

Name Research Interests
Adams, Keith Molecular evolution, genome evolution, and gene expression
Angert, Amy Plant biology; Zoology; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; biogeography; biological responses to climate change; Conservation Biology; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; evolutionary ecology; population biology
Berbee, Mary Plant biology; Evolution and Phylogenesis; Microorganisms; Taxonomy and Systematics; fungi; molecular phylogenetics; mycology; systematics
Bohlmann, Joerg plant biochemistry, forestry genomics, forest health, conifers, poplar, bark beetle, mountain pine beetle, natural products, secondary metabolites, terpenes, floral scent, grapevine, Conifer genomics Forest health genomics Mountain pine beetle, fungus, pine interactions and genomics Chemical ecology of conifer, insect interactions
Cronk, Quentin Charles Comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology to study plant form
Davies, Jonathan Phylogenetics & Biodiversity. Development and application of phylogenetic methods in ecology and conservation biology
Fast, Naomi Genomics, single-celled organisms
Graham, Sean Plant phylogenetics; Plant systematics; Plant evolution; Organelles; Phylogenomics; Land plants; Mycoheterotrophs
Haughn, George Molecular Genetics; Plants; Cellular Differentiation; plant cell wall biology; seed coat differentiation
Jetter, Reinhard Analytical Chemistry; Plant Ecophysiology; Plant Biochemistry; Molecular Genetics; Biological Chemistry
Keeling, Patrick John Molecular evolution and cell biology of eukaryotes
Kunst, Ljerka Seed storage oil production, biosynthesis
Leander, Brian Plant biology; Zoology; Comparative organismal biology; Evolutionary morphology; Evolutionary protistology; Marine biodiversity; Marine invertebrate zoology; Phylogenetic biology; Species discovery
Lee, Jae-Hyeok Plant biology; Molecular Genetics; evolutionary genetics; cell and molecular biology of cellular differentiation; evolution of developmental mechanisms; molecular genetics of microalgae for robust biomass production
Li, Xin Molecules in plants, plants defence against pathogen infection, plant genes
Maddison, Wayne Arachnology, Biodiversity, Spiders, Phylogenetic Theory and Programming
Martone, Patrick Plant biology; Protist; Plants; Physiology; Taxonomy and Systematics; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Evolution and Phylogenesis; Biomaterials; Solid Mechanics; Fluid mechanics; biomechanics; Ecology; evolution; Intertidal Zone; Macroalgae; Phycology
Michaletz, Sean Plant biology; fire behavior and effects; macroecology; Plant physiological ecology
Parfrey, Laura Microbial ecology, microbial diversity, microbiome, protists
Rieseberg, Loren Bioinformatics; Genomics; Plant biology; adaptation; crops; invasive plants; plant evolutionary biology; speciation; weeds
Rosado Rey, Abel Plasma membrane repair mechanisms in plants
Samuels, Anne Lacey Plant biology; plant cell biology; plant cell walls
Song, Liang Plant genomics; Environmental stresses; Seed development; Gene Expression
Suttle, Curtis Bioinformatics; Fisheries sciences; Immunology; Microbiology; Oceanography; Plant biology; Biological Oceanography; Environmental Virology; Marine Environment; Marine Microbiology; Microbial Diversity; Phage; Viral Discovery; Viruses
Tortell, Philippe Biological / Chemical Oceanography, Climate-active Trace Gases, Primary Productvity, Polar Marine Ecosystems
Tseng, Michelle Plant biology; Zoology; Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Evolutionary Biology
Wasteneys, Geoff Plant biology; Cell signaling; Hormones and Growth Factors; Molecular Genetics; Cellulose Biosynthesis; Microtubule Dynamics and Organization; Plant Cell Walls in Cell Shape and Tissue Function; Plant Growth and Development; Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress; Trafficking of Membrane Receptors and Transporters
Whitton, Jeannette Speciation (evolutionary processes); Plant developmental and reproductive biology; Plant evolutionary ecology; Evolution of asexuality; Evolution and consequences of polyploidy; Speciation/ diversification; Species at risk in Canada; Conservation policy
Zhang, Yuelin Plant biology; Plant immunity; Salicylic acid signaling; Systemic acquired resistance; ROS signaling; MAPK signaling; plant immune receptors
 
 

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