Laura Gough

Professor and Department Chair

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Contact Information

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Smith Hall, Room No. 341

Education

Sc.B., Biology, Brown University

Ph.D., Plant Biology, Louisiana State University

Areas of Expertise

Plant Ecology

Biography

I am interested in the forces that structure plant communities and how community attributes affect ecosystem function. With several collaborators, my research in arctic tundra has examined how plants interact with other trophic levels including soil microbes, soil fauna, arthropods, small mammals and songbirds. In addition, I have mentored students conducting ecological studies in wetlands, terrestrial grasslands, and urban ecosystems.

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 389 Current Developments in Biology
  • BIOL 601 Current Topics in Biology
  • BIOL 208 Biodiversity