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Dr. Victoria Borowicz

Assistant Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • BSC 204.Sec 006 Biological Investigations
  • BSC 211.Sec 001 Economic Botany
  • BSC 499.Sec 010 Independent Research For The Masters Thesis
  • BSC 290.Sec 005 Research In Biological Sciences
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Species interactions involving plants.  Recent research concerns:
    • mycorrhizal fungi and plant-herbivore relations
    • resource limitation and the role of a hemiparasitic plant in prairie communities.
  • Ph D Ecology - 1986
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • State College, PA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Fruit dispersal of two Cornus spp.: patterns and processes
  • MS Zoology - 1981
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • State College, PA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Female choice in Gallus
  • BS Science & Environmental Change / Biology - 1977
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Green Bay, WI
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Evans, B. & Borowicz, V. 2015. The plant vigor hypothesis applies to a holoparasitic plant on a drought-stressed host. Botany 93(10): 685-689
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS