Botany department faculty are actively engaged in research
- Professor Siver has current projects on biogeography of algae and diatoms. He was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (#0716606) to for his project to document the effects of global warming on an arctic Eocene lake using siliceous microfossil remains.
- Professor Owen just completed a second National Science Foundation grant for $330,000 to purchase a new digital transmission electron microscope for research on plant endomembrane system flow. These projects use carnivorous plants and plant stem cells as model systems. He will also use the TEM to help other faculty with ultrastructural research projects.
- Professor Lizarralde recently led a group of students in ethnobotancial research in Peru on a SATA program.
- Professor Jones joined the department in the fall 2007 and is starting projects on invasive plants and their effects on local plant communities.
Botany faculty also work closely with students in Honors and Independent Study projects in Botany, Biology and Environmental Studies.
Department of Botany
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New London, CT 06320-4196