Alexander Wait, Ph.D.

Alexander Wait

Professor of Biology

Office: Temple Hall 248

Phone: 417-836-5802


Links: Dr. Wait's website | Curriculum Vitae | Selected publications

Ph.D. (Biology), Syracuse University and Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 1997.

My research interests include the physiological ecology of plants, plant-animal interactions, and plant community dynamics on islands. Current research focuses on: 1) The effects of allochthonous inputs on plant communities on islands (particularly islands in the Gulf of California); 2) the effects of nitrogen availability on leaf development, insect attack, and compensatory growth in wild and crop plants; and 3) tree seedling physiology and demography in Ozark forests.