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Hanscom, Zac , III


Ecology - Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of Graduate Division. Ph.D., Botany, U.C. Riverside, Riverside, CA (1977)



zhanscom@sunstroke.sdsu.edu


Research Interests: Chemical ecology; CAM metabolism; plant/insect interactions.

Upper Division and Graduate Courses: Conservation of Wildlife (UD), Molecular Biology (UD), Bioscience Methodology (UD), Physiological Ecology (G)

Graduate students: Selene Miles (with E. Bauder), Neil Kooiman (with P.Zedler)

Selected Publications:

Newman, R.M., W.C. Kerfoot, and Z. Hanscom III. 1993. Consumption of watercress by aquatic invertebrates and its effects on their growth and survival. Ecology. (In press.)

Newman, R.M., Z. Hanscom, and W.C. Kerfoot. 1992. The watercress glucosinolate-myrosinase system: a feeding deterrent to caddisflies and amphipods. Oecologia. 92:1-7.

Newman, R.M., W.C. Kerfoot, and Zac Hanscom, III. 1990. Watercress and Amphipods: Potential Chemical Defense in a Spring-Streatm Macrophyte. J. of Chem. Ecology. 16(1):245-259.

Blua, M.J., Z. Hanscom, III, and B.D. Collier. 1988. Glucocapparin variability among four populations of Isomeris arborea Nutt. J. of Chem. Ecology 14:623-633.

Blua, M.J. and Z. Hanscom, III. 1985. Isolation and characterization of glucocapparin in Isomeris arborea Nutt. J. of Chem. Ecology 12:1449-1458.

Guralnick, L.J., P.A. Rorabaugh, and Z. Hanscom, III. 1984. Influence of photoperiod and leaf age on Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in Portulacaria afra (L.) Jacq. Plant Physiol. 75:454-457.

Guralnick, L.J., P.A. Rorabaugh, and Z. Hanscom, III. 1984. Seasonal shifts of photosynthesis in Portulacaria afra (L.) Jacq. Plant Physiol. 76:643-646.


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