Berry, Alison M.

  • Professor, Plant Sciences
  • Director, UC Davis Road Ecology Center, John Muir Institute of the Environment (JMIE)
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Berry, Alison M.

Research Interests

  • Nitrogen-fixing plants
  • Plant-microbe interactions in symbiotic biological nitrogen fixation

Biography

 

2010 Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Science, Stockholm University, Sweden

2008 Visiting Professor, Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Sweden

2001-2002 Bullard Fellow in Forest Biology, Harvard University 2001

1997 Visiting professor, Stockholm University, Department of Botany

1996 Visiting professor, University of Lyon (France), Department of Soil Microbial Ecology

1966-1970 National Merit Scholarship

ENH 133 Woody Plants in the Landscape: Growth, Ecology and Management (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C or the equivalent preparation in plant biology. Principles and practices of managing trees and shrubs in the urban landscape and other managed environments. Topics include woody plant form; growth response and adaptation; tree management in relation to soil, moisture, climate; plant problems.

 

ESM 144 Trees and Forests (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 2 or Biological Sciences 1C or 2C. Biological structure and function of trees as organisms; understanding of forests as communities and as ecosystems; use of forests by humans; tree phenology, photosynthesis, respiration, soil processes, life histories, dormancy, forest biodiversity, and agroforestry

 

PLS 144 Trees and Forests (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 2 or Biological Sciences 1C or 2C. Biological structure and function of trees as organisms; understanding of forests as communities and as ecosystems; use of forests by humans; tree phenology, photosynthesis, respiration, soil processes, life histories, dormancy, forest biodiversity, and agroforestry. (Same course as Environmental Science and Management 144.)