Complete profiles of the multiple research interests of many faculty and senior academics can be found in the Faculty and Senior Academics Directory. To search for faculty in specific disciplinary areas, see lists in the various Graduate Field Concentrations.
Structure, function, and evolution of plants, the soils in which they grow, and the microbes and other organisms with which they interact.
Investigate plants as model organisms for understanding basic biology, as evolving systems displaying both the unity and diversity of life, and as living systems that scale from genome to organism to biosphere. Read more about some of the research themes in this area
Understand the physical-chemical properties of soils and the basis for soil impact on plant productivity and microbial communities, as well as carbon, nutrient, and related fluxes. Read more about some of the research themes in this area
Investigate the diversity of plant-associated microbes and the rapidly evolving molecular/cellular contacts between microbes and plants that explain interactions ranging from beneficial to pathogenic. Read more about some of the research themes in this area.