Dianne Pater

Assistant Professor of Biology

My teaching and research interests include plant physiology, climate change effects on agriculture, and science communication. By studying the natural variation in stress responses and phenotypic plasticity of cultivated plants and their wild relatives, we can identify traits that will maintain crop production under increasing environmental stress.

BS, University of New Mexico-Main Campus; PhD, University of California-San Diego
At Vassar since 2019


Olmsted Hall of Biological Sc
Box 547
By appointment

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Grants, Fellowships, Honors, Awards

Dianne Pater has Secured a Grant from the National Science Foundation
Dianne Pater, Assistant Professor of Biology, has secured a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her project “BRC-BIO: Investigating ecophysiological strategies and drought tolerance of temperate lianas.”