Lawrence Davis, Ph.D., Professor
Office: 62 Chalmers Hall
B.S. 1966, Haverford College
Areas of specialty
- Plant biochemistry and molecular biology
- Plant-based bioremediation
- Nitrogen fixation
- Science education
Research in this lab is focused on the broad area of plant biochemistry with special emphasis on pathways for remediation of contaminants found in the soil and water environment. Recently we have been looking at ways that plants degrade and sequester organic contaminants like benzotriazole, found in antifreeze, or TNT, found at old munitions works. We maintain an interest in biological nitrogen fixation, and other steps of the nitrogen cycle.
Infrared Monitoring of Dinitrotoluenes in Sunflower and Maize Roots (2011). J. Environ. Qual. 40:719-730. K.M. Dokken and L.C. Davis.
Field Study of Biostimulation and Bioaugmentation for Remediation of Tetrachloroethene in Groundwater (2011). REMEDIATION Spring 2011 51-68. S. Santharam, J. Ibbini, L. C. Davis, and L. E. Erickson.
Impacts on Agroecosystems of Transgenic Insect and Herbicide Resistance in Cotton (2009). Plant Genetics & Genomics 451-480. Lawrence C. Davis.
Phytoremediation in Education: Textile Dye Teacheing Experiments (2009). International Journal of Phytoremediation 11:451-462 J.H. Ibbini, L.C. Davis, and L.E. Erickson.