Who we are

William A. Hoffmann Lab Group The Hoffmann Lab studies plant functional ecology of savanna and forest ecosystems of North and South America. Our research is motivated by a common interest in understanding how factors such as climate, fire, and drought govern the distribution and abundance of trees and other plant species. Masters and PhD degrees are offered through the Department of Plant Biology at North Carolina State University


November 2012

  • Wade Wall defends his Ph.D. thesis "Population Genetics and Demography of Astragalus michauxii and Pyxidanthera brevifolia, two endemic plant species of the Fall-line Sandhills." Congratulations Wade!

  • Sept. 2012

    NCSU offers a rich environment for studying Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, with dozens of ecologists and evolutionary biologists in the Department of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, Department of Plant Pathology, Department of Entomology, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.