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Reza Pezeshki, Ph.D.

Reza Pezeshki, Ph.D.

professor

Phone
(901) 678-4187
Fax
(901) 678-4457
Office
Ellington Hall 311, Memphis, TN 38152
Office Hours
By Appointment

About Dr. Pezeshki

My interests include plant ecology/ecophysiology, soil-plant interactions, responses of plants to soil hypoxic/anoxic conditions and effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on survival, productivity, and distribution of wetland plants.

Prior to joining University of Memphis in 1994, I served as Assistant professor (1987-90) and Associate Professor (1990-94) at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Campus. Courses taught include Introduction to Plant Physiology, Environmental plant physiology, Wetland Ecology, Wetland Ecology & Management, Plant Ecology, and Soil Ecology.

Research Interests

  • Soil-plant interactions
  • Physiological-ecology of wetland plants: gas exchange and water relations responses to root zone hypoxic/anoxic conditions
  • Effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on survival, productivity, and distribution of wetland plants
  • Role of created/restored wetlands in mitigation/nutrient removal
  • Responses of native ditch vegetation to agricultural and industrial run-offs and their role in cleansing polluted waters

Education

B.S. Forest Engineering, Univ. of Tehran, M.S. Forest Resources, Univ. of Washington-Seattle, Ph.D. Forest Resources, Univ. of Washington-Seattle; Post-Doctoral Fellow: University of Washington- Seattle, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.