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Dr. Marjorie Holland

Dr. Marjorie M. Holland

Professor Dr. Marjorie Holland
Department of Biology
The University of Mississippi

Office: 430 Shoemaker Hall

Telephone: (662) 915-5874
FAX: (662) 915-5144

Research Interests

  • Plant Ecology and Systematics
  • Wetlands Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Ecology of Riparian Systems
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Ecological Functioning of Constructed Wetland Systems
Ph.D. (Botany) University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1977)
M.A. (Ecology) Smith College, Northampton, MA (1974)
A.B. (Botany) Connecticut College, New London, CT (1969)


Aquatic Botany Syllabus & Schedule.

Syllabus of BISC 104.

PowerPoint presentation: Three Mile Island (23.6 MB .ppt)

Professional Appointments

  • Professor, Department of Biology, Univ. of MS, Oxford, Aug. 1995-present.
  • Director, University of MS Field Station and Director, Center for Water and Wetland Resources (1995-2003);
  • Senior Research Ecologist, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, ORD, U.S.E.P.A., Research Triangle Park, NC, Nov. 1993- August 1995.
  • Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Ecological Society of America, Sept.1987-Oct. 1993.
  • Consultant, UNESCO Ecological Sciences, Paris, France, 1986-1987 [one-year sabbatical leave].
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY (tenure awarded 1985, promoted to Associate Professor 1987) 1980-1989.

Graduate students

Chen, Ying (2011)
Relationship between Coastal Vegetation Biomass with Elevation and Salinity Gradients
Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology

Helms, Clint (2009)
The Effects of Competition on the Nitrogen Uptake Ability of Juncus Effusus; an In-situ Field Experiment at the University of Mississippi Field Station
Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology

Keating, Michael (master’s thesis in progress)
Denitrification in freshwater wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta

Lee, Hak-Chul (Ph.D. dissertation in progress)
Nitrogen storage in macrophytes native to Mississippi freshwater wetlands

Menon, Rani (2011)
Influence of Vegetation on Sediment Bacterial Community Structure, Microbial Enzyme Activities and Phosphorus Retention in Constructed Freshwater Wetlands
Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Biology

Ryndock, Jason (2010)
Differences in Spider Community Composition Among Adjacent Sites During Initial Stages of Oak Woodland Restoration.
Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology

Winkler, Mark (2012)
Survey of the native and nonnative vascular plant species of three islands in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology