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Ecological & Molecular Plant Physiology

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This new graduate program, which comprises tracks in the Ecology and Plant Physiology Interdepartmental Graduate Degree Programs, emphasizes developing active problem-solving skills over passive, rote learning, and integrates molecular, biochemical, physiological, and ecological approaches to developing collaborative research in the plant sciences. The kinds of problems addressed by Program faculty and student research focus on dynamic and developmental plant responses to abiotic and biotic environmental factors, including variable resources, touch, pathogenic and symbiotic microbes, herbivores, competitors, air pollutants, and other agents of stress.