Robert Thomas – Plant Physiology
Professor Emeritus of Biology
My teaching at Bates included courses in general biology, plant and fungal diversity, plants & human affairs, economic botany, plant physiology, electron microscopy, photographic techniques in biology, research in experimental botany, and junior/senior seminar. I sponsored research in most areas of plant biology with special interest centered on plant growth and development. Recent efforts have focused largely on elucidation of mechanisms underlying rapid growth responses, tropisms, nutrient uptake, and control of long distance transport of photoassimilates.