College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology
Lyndsay E. Saunders Contact Information

Lyndsay Saunders

Graduate Program: Ph.D. Candidate

Major Professor: Dr. Reza Pezeshki

Research Interest

I am studying the effects of the herbicide glyphosate on non-target vegetation in the laboratory of Dr. Reza Pezeshki. Glyphosate is applied to agricultural fields before and throughout the growing season. During rain events, this water-soluble compound infiltrates into the soil and moves laterally in the soil solution toward edge-of-field drainage ditches. In this way, the root-zone of non-target vegetation may be exposed to glyphosate. This exposure pathway is largely unstudied, particularly at environmentally relevant concentrations. In greenhouse and laboratory experiments, I am investigating the effects of root-zone glyphosate exposure on the growth and physiology of select agricultural ditch plants. 

When I get out of the lab, I enjoy traveling, seeing live music, hiking, reading, writing, and drawing.



Office Location: Ellington Hall 112

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