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Graduate Program

Student Snapshot

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UVM Plant Biology graduate student Carrie Pucko

Carrie Pucko is a Ph.D. student in the Beckage Lab. She's researching how climate change has affected the vegetation and shifting ecotones of the Green Mountains. She's been resurveying plots set up in the 1960s to understand the effects that global warming has had on the forest understory, and how that information may be used as an indicator to predict changes in the ecosystem as a whole.

Thesis-Based Plant Biology Program

The Plant Biology Department offers a research-oriented thesis-based program toward a M.S. or a Ph.D. in Plant Biology that provides training in basic scientific research in diverse aspects of plant biology. These include developmental genetics, molecular regulation of gene expression, cell biology, plant-microbe interactions, ecological genomics, systematics and biogeography, and ecology of plant population and community dynamics. Please click here for a list Plant Biology laboratory groups organized by their areas of research. Most graduate students in the Plant Biology graduate program earn a Ph.D. though exceptional candidates seeking a M.S. are also accepted.

Project-Based Field Naturalist Program

The Department is also home to the project-based Field Naturalist M.S. program. This is a unique field-based program that develops the potential of tomorrow's conservation leaders by emphasizing scientific integration, oral and written communication, and environmental problem solving.

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