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Dr. Donald J. Padgett

Donald Padgett
Professor of Biological Sciences
Science and Mathematics Center, Room 305

BS, Susquehanna University 1991 Biology
MS, University of New Hampshire 1993 Plant Biology
PhD, University of New Hampshire 1997 Plant Biology

Dr. Padgett joined BSU in the Fall of 1999. His research focuses on plant ecology and evolution particularly among aquatic and wetland vascular plants. He has conducted both laboratory and field studies to examine questions of natural hybridization, phylogenetic history, and reproductive fecundity in aquatic plants, as well as broader floristic studies of species richness and composition in wetland plant communities. Dr. Padgett is currently exploring the roles aquatic turtles play in seed dispersal of aquatic plants. Learn more about Dr. Padgett and his work by visiting his website at or by contacting him at:

Area of Expertise
  • Plant Evolution and Classification
  • Plant Identification
  • Aquatic Plant Biology