Department Chair

Rachel Spicer, Associate Professor of Botany, Chair of the Botany Department

Rachel Spicer

Associate Professor of Botany, Chair of the Botany Department

Xylem structure and function • Vascular development in trees • Parenchyma physiology


Faculty

Kristine J. Hardeman

Senior Lecturer of Biology and Botany

Molecular biology • Genetics • Plant biotechnology

Pamela Hine

Senior Lecturer of Botany

Environmental education • Plant ecology • Tidal marsh ecology • Pollination ecology

Manuel Lizarralde, Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Manuel Lizarralde

Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Ethnobotany • Environmental anthropology


T. Page Owen, Associate Professor of Botany, Pre-health professions adviser

T. Page Owen

Associate Professor of Botany, Pre-health professions adviser

Botany


Peter Siver, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Peter Siver

Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Limnology • Phycology • Impacts of environmental stress on lakes • Reconstructing ancient environments


Sardha Suriyapperuma, Senior Lecturer of Biology and Botany

Sardha Suriyapperuma

Senior Lecturer of Biology and Botany

Molecular biology • Plant and cell biology • Microarray • Genomics and linkage mapping • Plant-microbe interactions


Eric Vukicevich, Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Assistant Professor of Botany (Sustainable Agriculture)

Eric Vukicevich

Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Assistant Professor of Botany (Sustainable Agriculture)

Soil ecology • Organic cropping systems • Pest management


Madelynn von Baeyer

Adjunct Instructor of Botany


Staff

Karen Baker

Lab Assistant

Liz Smith

Academic Department Assistant

Glenn Dreyer, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Director of the Arboretum, Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany

Glenn Dreyer

Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Director of the Arboretum, Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany

Vegetation management • Ecology and horticulture of native plants • Invasive exotic woody plants • Large and historic trees



In Memoriam

Richard Goodwin

Katharine Blunt Professor Emeritus of Botany, Director of the Connecticut College Arboretum

 

William Niering

Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of Botany, Research Director of the Connecticut College Arboretum