Thomas Silva

Thomas Silva

Senior Lecturer

257 Plant Science Building
(607) 255-8502

My primary focus is in the instruction of plant biology courses for majors and non majors

Outreach and Extension Focus

Educating and consulting in area schools about plant biology

Teaching Focus

Teach Bio Pl 2400- Green World Blue Planet, a non-majors biology course with an enrollment of 200 students. The course is designed to educate non-majors about basic biology concepts and their global implications.
Teach Bio Pl 2421 and Bio Pl 3421- both plant physiology lab courses.

Coordinate and teach the lab portion of Bio Pl 2410- a basic botany and Plant Diversity course as well.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Silva, T. M., & Davies, P. J. (2007). Elongation rates and endogenous indoleacetic acid levels in roots of pea mutants differing in internode length. Physiologia Plantarum. 129:804-812.
  • Silva, T. M., & Davies, P. J. (2007). Hormone growth responses of roots of shoot height mutants of pea. Physiologia Plantarum. 129:813-821.