Department of Biological Sciences

Theresa Theodose Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Graduate Coordinator
Terry Theodose

Office Location

476D Science ("C" wing)



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Environmental Biology, University of Colorado, 1995
  • M.S., Biology, The College of William and Mary, 1989
  • B.S., Biology, James Madison University, 1985


Research Interests

I am interested in how nutrient levels influence plant community dynamics within ecosystems.  I have a special interest in ecosystems that are stressful to plant growth, such as alpine areas, peatlands, and salt marshes.  Current work in my lab is focused on invasive species and how anthropogenic eutrophication influences their abundance at the expense of that of native species.

Recent Publications

Fussell, S. B., M. L. Dionne, and T. A. Theodose. 2015. Expansion rates of Phragmites australis patches in a partially restored Maine salt marsh. Wetlands 35:557-565.

Mohammadi, M. F., S. G. Jalali, Y. Kooch, and T. A. Theodose. 2015. The influence of landform on the understory plant community in a temperate Beech forest in northern Iran. Ecological Research 30:385-394.

P. Griffin, T. A. Theodose, and M. Dionne. 2011. Landscape patterns of forb pannes across a northern New England salt marsh. Wetlands 31:25-33.