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Erik Nilsen

Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1980
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Irvine, 1980 - 1983

The Nilsen Lab Website

Major Field of Interest

Physiological Ecology of Higher Plants

Current Research

  1. Interaction between native and foreign invasive species
  2. Vascular adaptation of Rhodoendron species to drought and freeze-thaw cycles
  3. Ecology of invasive species
  4. Cold tolerance of photosynthesis in biomass fuel plants
  5. Adaptive significance of leaf anatomical characters in Malaysian Rhododendron species (Vireya)