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Kelly Mikenas

Kelly Mikenas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology; Director, Environmental Studies Program
Department of Biology

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Dr. Kelly Mikenas is a plant ecologist with research interests in how urban environments can support native plant populations. Dr. Mikenas’ lab is called the GREEN lab, which symbolizes the plants she studies as well as the research focuses on Green Roofs, Ecology and ENvironmental science. Current projects in the GREEN lab include uncovering traits that allow native flowering plants to survive harsh environmental conditions of green roofs, how symbiotic fungi can assist plant survival in drought conditions, and the potential of plants on green roofs to aid in atmospheric carbon sequestration.

  • BIO 100 Principles of Biology
  • BIO 200 General Biology I
  • BIO 201 General Biology II
  • BIO 332 Plant Anatomy and Morphology
  • BIO 351 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 441 Plant Physiology
  • BIO/HST 498 Capstone Seminar
  • ES 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ES 201 Environmental Science II
  • ES 400 Practical Applications in Environmental Studies
  • ES 499 Senior Capstone
  • FYS 100 Freshman Seminar

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