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Peter Melcher

Professor, Biology
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Phone: 607-274-3980
Office: Center for Natural Sciences 255, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Plant Physiology

Office hours: Spring 2024

Mondays 10-11 and Tuesdays 11-12

Or send me an email to make an appointment.


Summer Session 1:  BIOL 10900 - Life in the Ocean

Research Interests:

Electrophysiology of plants

Understanding how plants use slow and fast electric responses to light, drought, heat, touch, and sound.

Water properties and plant function

Investigating how the properties of water affect the growth and physiology of aquatic plants. 


If you are interested in conducting research in my lab, then please click below: