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Brenda Casper

Brenda Casper

University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Biology

Dr. Casper is a professor of biology and has served as undergraduate chair and chair of that department. Her research career in plant ecology has spanned plant reproductive systems and pollination biology, belowground plant competition, ecology of mycorrhizal fungi, and plant community response to climate change. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah in 1982, joined the Penn faculty that same year, and has trained numerous graduate and undergraduate students.