Finals Rescheduled Again
Due to inclement weather forecast for this Saturday, 12/14, the make-up exams from Tuesday 12/10 will be rescheduled (yet again) as follows:
- The exam period for classes that meet Tuesday-Thurs 1 p.m. is now rescheduled to Friday, 12/13/2013 from 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
- The exam period for classes that meet Tuesday-Thurs 4 p.m. is now rescheduled to Saturday, 12/14/2013 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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Dr. David R. Dobbins
Dr. David R. Dobbins
Emeritus Professor, Plant anatomy, morphology, horticulture, and plant development.
Office: Brossman 116
Phone: (717) 872 3503
B.A., Franklin College
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
BIOL 100 -- General Biology
BIOL 221 -- Concepts of Botany
BIOL 427 -- Developmental Plant Anatomy
BIOL 428 -- Plant Morphogenesis
BIOL 327 -- Horticultural Science
BIOL Microscopy and Histological Techniques.
Areas of Specialization:
Plant anatomy, morphology,horticulture, and plant development
My research investigates biological problems involving the growth and development of plants. I study experimental and descriptive plant morphogenesis utilizing microtechniques, microscopy (both light and electron) and photomicrography with particular emphasis on cellular, tissue, and organ differentiation. Recent research topics have investigated atypical development in tropical vines and how these structural differences enhance the success of the vines in the rain forest. Another area of interest is the mode of parasitism by flowering plants on other plants. Students working with me should be independent, dedicated, and like detail and precision. Important techniques are learned that can be used beyond the bachelors degree.
2005. Microscopical Anatomy of Selected Plants collected by Lewis and Clark Expedition. Microscopy Today 13:8-17. (with H. Alden, R.H. Cunningham, K. Ryan, and P.T. Jantzen).
2005. Development and Function of Included Phloem in Woody Lianas of the Bignoniaceae. XVII International Botanical Congress Vol. 17: 232.
1991. Wood anatomy of the Bignoniaceae: A comparison of trees and lianas. Intnl. Assoc. Wood Anatomist Bull. l2: 389-417.(with P. Gasson).
1990. The role of rays in anomalous cambial activity. Intnl. Assoc. Wood Anatomists Bull. 11: 122-123.
1986. Wound responses in girdled stems of lianas. Bot. Gaz. 147(3): 278-289.(with J.B. Fisher)