Bard College Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Study Impact of Landscape Fragmentation on Plant-Pathogen Interactions and Plant Diversity
Cathy Collins is assistant professor of biology at Bard. Her research explores how anthropogenic changes such as nutrient deposition and fragmentation influence biodiversity, and how we can use this information to restore diversity and function to plant communities in degraded habitats. Her research has been published in Ecology, Ecography, Forest Ecology and Management, Science Advances, Oecologia, PLoS ONE, Biological Conservation, and Journal of Ecology, among others. Collins’s honors include a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates grant, which allowed her to conduct studies in South Gondar, Ethiopia; research and travel grants from Colby College and the University of Kansas; and a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship (Australia). She has a B.A. from Pitzer College, M.S. from the University of Arizona, and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on a 157-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College’s mission has expanded across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. In 2016, Bard acquired the Montgomery Place estate, bringing the size of the campus to nearly 1,000 acres. For more information, visit bard.edu.
This event was last updated on 03-29-2017