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Adams, William Walter, III Professor

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  • We take an integrative approach to synthesize the ecology, physiology, and anatomy of plants in a comparative framework. We identify the physiological and structural traits that are important to plant success, including the ability to collect solar energy, perform photosynthesis, and distribute sugars throughout the plant. We compare these characteristics among plant species with contrasting growth patterns and acclimation strategies. Most recently, we have identified structural features of the foliar phloem that are important in setting the maximal rate of photosynthesis that leaves of different species can exhibit.

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  • Photosynthesis, Photosynthetic Efficiency, Photosynthetic Capacity, Photosynthetic Adaptation, Photosynthetic Acclimation, Regulation of Photosynthesis, Photosynthesis and the Environment, Foliar Vasculature and Photosynthesis, Leaf Structure and Photosynthesis, Sugar Export and Photosynthesis, Phloem Structure and Photosynthesis, Tracheary Elements and Photosynthesis

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Teaching

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  • EBIO 1210 - General Biology 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Lect. Provides a concentrated introduction to molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary biology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and questions. Intended for science majors.
  • EBIO 4800 - Critical Thinking in Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. and discussion. Explores controversial issues, historical themes, or emerging developments in biology. Consult the EBIO Undergraduate Advising Center for current listings. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: minimum of 14 hours of EBIO course work. Same as EBIO 5800.
  • EBIO 5800 - Critical Thinking in Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. and discussion. Explores controversial issues, historical themes, or emerging developments in biology. Consult the EBIO Undergraduate Advising Center for current listings. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: minimum of 14 hours of EBIO course work. Same as EBIO 4800.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.

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