• PhD, Botany, University of California, Davis
  • MS, Botany, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • AB, Mathematics, Amherst College

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 121: Botany
  • BIOL 247: Biometrics
  • BIOL 275: Plants and People
  • BIOL 275: Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 372: Ecology

Research Interests

  • Plant carbon allocation
  • Plant growth analysis and modeling
  • Sustainability
  • Restoration ecology

Yaffa L. Grossman

Professor of Biology
Associate Dean of Curriculum

 Pronouns: she/her/hers  Email:  Phone: 608-363-2219  Schedule an Appointment  Office: Registrar’s Office, 2nd floor, Pearsons Hall and Room 332, Sanger Center for the Sciences

I am a physiological plant ecologist with research interests in plant carbon allocation, growth analysis, modeling, and sustainability. I am a Professor of Biology, a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program, and currently serve as Registrar and Associate Dean of Curriculum.

I enjoy working with students in the classroom and on research and applied projects. I have received the Underkofler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and served as co-Principal Investigator of the Pathways to Sustainability Leadership Program and Director of the Sustainability Fellows Program.

I invite students to meet with me to talk about biology, environmental studies, campus trees, native plants, career plans, and whatever else is on their minds. In my role as Registrar, I often meet with student for a “degree audit” to determine what graduation requirements they have met.

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