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Dr. Jyotsna Sharma
Associate Professor of Plant Ecology & Conservation

Office – Room 219, Bayer Plant Science Building
Laboratories – Second Floor, Bayer Plant Science Building

Mailing address
Department of Plant and Soil Science
MS 42122, Texas Tech University
Room 219, Bayer Plant Science Building
2911 15th Street., Lubbock, Texas 79409; USA

E-mail and telephone
jyotsna.sharma@ttu.edu; 806.834.2637

Professional Information
Dr. Sharma received a Summa Cum Laude bachelor’s degree in horticulture and business from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. She conducted graduate research in the field of plant ecology at the University of Missouri – Columbia and continued her research training at Iowa State University as a postdoctoral research associate. She is an active, contributing member of IUCN Orchid Specialist Group, Ecological Society of America, Botanical Society of America, Native Orchid Conference, Inc., and the North American Orchid Conservation Center.

Area of Expertise
Plant and mycorrhizal ecology, including that of the Orchidaceae.
Dr. Sharma is interested in understanding the ecological factors influencing the growth, distribution, and diversity of plants and how these factors are influenced by, or in turn influence, mycorrhizal fungi. Both molecular and field-based methods are used to investigate pertinent questions with respect to plant ecology and conservation, symbiotic plant-fungal interactions, and plant and fungal ecological genetics.

At Texas Tech University, she teaches an introductory plant science course (PSS 1411) and a graduate level mycorrhizal symbiosis (PSS 6001) course.

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