• 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

Yaffa Grossman is a physiological plant ecologist with research interests in plant carbon allocation, growth analysis, modeling, and sustainability. She is Professor and former Chair of the Biology Department and a faculty member and former Chair of the Environmental Studies program. In addition to teaching biology, she advises students who are majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, and Environmental Studies, and works with the Provost’s and Registrar’s Offices.

She enjoys working with students in the classroom and on research and applied projects. She has 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. 

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