Graduate Studies in Plant Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Page created and maintained by J. Cahill. Last updated 17 April, 2000.
The following faculty are members of the Plant Biology research interest group. Click on a name to move to their personal home page.
Bayley, S.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Ecosystem ecology. Biogeochemistry, ecology and hydrology of wetlands and streams.
Cahill, J.F., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Plant community ecology, productivity-competition, root-shoot interactions, grasslands, plant-herbivore interactions.
Cass, D.A., Ph.D., Professor
Plant structure, development; reproductive biology of flowering plants including in vitro fertilization, embryogenesis and endosperm development in cereals grains.
Constabel, C.P., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Plant molecular biology, ecological biochemistry, plant-insect and plant-pathogen interactions.
Cossins, E.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Plant biochemistry; one-carbon metabolism biosynthesis folate derivatives, plant and fungal species.
Currah, R.S., Ph.D., Professor
Mycology; taxonomy, ecology, comparative aspects, mycorrhizal relationships in angiosperms.
Dale, M.R.T., Ph.D., Professor
Statistical plant ecology; spatial relationships of plants in populations and communities.
Gifford, D.J., Ph.D., Professor
Plant developmental biology; dormancy, germination, early seedling growth of conifers.
Good, A.G., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Plant molecular genetics; adaptation to specific environmental stresses.
Graham, S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Molecular systematics of seed plants, basal angiosperms and monocots; breeding-system evolution, molecular evolution; phylogenetic conguence; long-branch effects
Hickman, M. , Ph.D., Professor and Associate Director, Devonian Botanic Garden
Phycology, aquatic ecology, palaeolimnology; lakes in Alberta , British Columbia, and Montana
Hik, D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Hoddinott, J. , Ph.D., Professor
Physiological ecology; role of high CO2 and UV-B on boreal forest conifers
Merrill, E.H., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Foraging and nutritional ecology of ungulates, plant-herbivore interactions, wildlife populations in modified landscapes.
Owttrim, G.W., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
RNA helicases, environmental sensing, cold stress, redox regulation of gene expression
Stockey, R.A., Ph.D., Professor
Paleobotany; anatomy, morphology vascular plants; evolution gymnosperms.
Taylor, G.J., Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair (Research)
Plant physiology; physiology and biochemistry of metal tolerance; in higher plants.
Vitt, D.H., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Devonian Botanical Garden
Bryophyte systematics and ecology; ecosystem dynamics, biogeochemistry and development of peatlands.