Biology

Dr. Heather Joesting

Assistant Professor
Office: SC1007
912-344-2998
heather.joesting@armstrong.edu

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Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1108 - Principles of Biology II

Academic Profile

  • Assistant Professor - Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2013-Present
  • Post-Doctorial Researcher - Gulf Coast Research Laboratory - University of Southern Mississippi, 2013
  • Ph.D. - Biology - Wake Forest University, 2011
  • M.S. - Environmental and Plant Biology - Ohio University, 2005
  • B.S. - Environmental Science (Biology) - University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2001

Research Interests

  • Physiological plant ecology
  • Leaf morphological and physiological adaptations to abiotic stress
  • Response and recovery of barrier island plants after exterme storm events
  • Creation of artificial sand dunes using native plant assemblages
  • Phytoremediation potential of native salt marsh plants for marine aquaculture effluent

Selected Publications

  • Joesting, H.M., M.O. Sprague, and W.K. Smith.  2011.  Seasonal and diurnal leaf orientation, bifacial sunlight incidence, and leaf form and function in the sand dune herb Hydrocotyle bonariensis.  Experimental and Environmental Botany 75: 195 - 203.
  • Joesting, H.M., B.C. McCarthy, and K.J. Brown.  2008.  Determining the shade tolerance of American chestnut using morphological and physiological leaf parameters.  Forest Ecology and Management 257: 280 - 286.
  • Joesting, H.M., B.C. McCarthy, and K.J. Brown.  2007.  The photosynthetic response of American chestnut seedlings to differing light conditions.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 1714 - 1722.