Students in the Field of Plant Biology represent diverse interests in Plant Biology and come from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds. There are presently about 50 students in the Field of Plant Biology (and many others in related plant biology fields).

For more information go to the Department of Plant Biology Home Page.

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Recent Submissions

  • 08_Plant Biology in the Next 100 Years 

    Roeder, Adrienne (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Dr. Adrienne Roeder reviewed the many changes that have occurred since the University was first founded, and made the important point that “If we can predict the scientific developments in the next 100 years, we have failed ...
  • 06_The Early Integrated History of the Four Cornell Herbaria 

    Dirig, Robert (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Mr. Robert Dirig discussed the history of Cornell University’s four major herbaria, which include collections of vascular plants, algae, fungi, and lichens, and showed how these herbaria contributed to the University’s prestige.
  • 07_The Tompkins County Flora: A new life for a cherished collection 

    Nixon, Kevin C. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Dr. Kevin C. Nixon developed the theme of how herbaria influence (and will continue to influence) both basic and applied research.
  • 05_The McClintock Years 

    Kass, Lee B. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Dr. Lee B. Kass discussed the important contributions of previous faculty to the development of Barbara McClintock’s research, which ultimately resulted in her receiving a Nobel Prize in 1983.
  • 03_Introduction by Shaoqun (Simon) Zhou 

    Zhou, Shaoqun (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Mr. Shaogun (Simon) Zhou represented the many, highly diverse graduate students currently in the Department and pointed out the importance of graduate training.
  • 01_Introduction by Bill Crepet 

    Crepet, William L. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Dr. William L. Crepet welcomed the attendees and speakers by pointing out the diversity of research and services provided by the Department. He also drew upon many personnel anecdotes from his long career as Chair.
  • 02_Introduction by Dr. Jan Nyrop 

    Nyrop, Jan (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Dr. Jan Nyrop also welcomed the attendees and discussed the current and future important roles of the College and the College’s commitment to agriculture in New York State.
  • 04_Early History of Botany at Cornell 

    Cobb, Edward D. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-29)
    Mr. Edward D. Cobb presented a lecture outlining the first 75 plus years of botanical history at the University and showed how the study of plants influenced the early growth of Cornell.
  • 00_Keynote Lecture Dr. Marcus A. McFerren: A Journey Through Plant Biology: Botanical Medicine & All It’s Warts 

    McFerren, Marcus A. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-06-28)
    Dr. Marcus A. McFerren presented numerous examples of how the discovery of plant secondary products have helped fight human diseases and how future plant explorations will likely continue to lead to new pharmaceuticals.


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