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Beaton, Laura

Beaton, Laura

Associate Professor
Biology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Seedling Ecology

I have three main areas of interest; (1) plant-herbivore interactions, (2) seed banks and seed dispersal, and (3) competition and allelopathy. I am conducting studies examining latitudinal gradients in defenses against herbivores in common sunflowers, effect of the seed bank of an invasive species on the germination and seedling establishment of several native species, the effects of competition on herbivore defense, and the ability of plants to acclimatize to a particular competitor.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  McMaster University  Biology  2004 
BS  McMaster University    1997 
non-degree  York College  Bridging the Gap Seminar Series  2013 
certificate  City University of New York  Preparation for Teaching Online  2012 
certificate  York College  Online Hybrid Course Development Program  2011 

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Beaton, Laura
 

Beaton, Laura
Associate Professor
Biology