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Demmig-Adams, Barbara Professor

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Research

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  • Plant Physiological Ecology: We comprehensively address the ecology, physiology, and anatomy of plants. A unifying theme of our studies is the question of how plants survive and thrive in their natural environment and what mechanisms (and genes) are responsible for the acclimation and adaptation of plants to extreme environmental conditions. We compare and contrast these characteristics among plant species with different growth patterns and acclimation strategies, and include both anatomical/morphological and physiological features.

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  • Photosynthesis, Photosynthetic Efficiency, Photosynthetic Capacity, Photosynthetic Adaptation, Photosynthetic Acclimation, Regulation of Photosynthesis, Photosynthesis and the Environment, Photoprotection of Photosynthesis, Temperature Stress, Environmental Stress, Carotenoids, Xanthophylls, Zeaxanthin, Leaf Structure and Photosynthesis, Sugar Export and Photosynthesis

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Teaching

courses taught

  • 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 3980 - Seminar: Introduction to EBIO Honors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers an opportunity for students who are either exploring the option of writing an Honors thesis, or are in the process of conducting Honors research, to receive guidance on the process of thesis writing, evaluation and presentation of research results and thesis defense. Thesis requirements and the role of the A&S Honors Council will be discussed. Also offers the opportunity to hear practice defense talks from the graduating Honors candidates.
  • EBIO 3990 - EBIO Honors Thesis Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides an introduction to the departmental Honors program. Consists of individual library research on a potential Honors thesis topic under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Recommended prerequisites: minimum 3.2 GPA and approval by departmental honors committee.
  • EBIO 4980 - Seminar: EBIO Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers guidance to graduating Honors students during the process of thesis writing, evaluation and presentation of their research results and thesis defense. Thesis requirements and the role of the A&S Honors Council will be discussed. All graduating candidates will present a practice defense talk for peer feedback and will be expected to offer feedback to their peers. Recommended prerequisites: minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared EBIO major and approval by departmental honors committee.
  • EBIO 4990 - EBIO Honors Thesis Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    To be taken during the final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of the final phase of honors research and thesis preparation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Recommended prerequisites: minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared EBIO major and approval by departmental Honors program.
  • IPHY 6840 - Research Project
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.

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