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Suzanne Koptur

Plant Ecologist

Professor of Biological Sciences

 and Co-Director, QBIC Program

(Quantifying Biology in the Classroom)

Florida International University

Office - OE 232, phone 305-348-3103 (w/ voice-mail)    Lab - ECS 151, phone 305-348-3415

Office hours (Spring 2020) T & R 9 am - 10:30 am, W 10:00 - 11:00 am;  and by appointment


Short CV



                    B.S.  honors in Botany, 1976, University of Michigan
                    PhD  in Botany, 1982, University of California, Berkeley




Graduate Students




Teaching activities

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Ecology for QBIC (PCB 3043 secs Q01 and U04)

Ecology Lab (online)

General Plant Ecology (BOT 4601)


Plant Ecology Lab (BOT 4601L)

Readings in Plant/Animal Interactions


Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Ecology for QBIC (PCB 3043 secs U03 and U04)

Ecology (online)

General Plant Ecology (BOT 4601)


Ecology Lab (online)

Plant Ecology (BOT 5605)

Readings in Pollination Ecology

Plant Ecology Lab (BOT 4601L & 5605L)



Professional Societies

American Fern Society
American Society of Naturalists

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Botanical Society of America
British Ecological Society
Ecological Society of America
Florida Academy of Sciences
Florida Entomological Society
Florida Native Plant Society
Natural Areas Association
Organization for Tropical Studies
Plant Biologists of South Florida
Society for Conservation Biology
Society for Ecological Restoration
Society for the Study of Evolution

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society


FIU Greenhouse Committee Chair

Biology Department Library Representative
FIU Environmental Preserve Advisory Committee
FIU Women's Studies Center Advisory Council
FIU Agroecology Program

EPAC - Florida Endangered Plant Advisory Council
Rare Plant Task Force
Pine Rockland Working Group

Research Program


Habitat Fragmentation and Pollination of South Florida Pine Rockland Plants
South Florida Pine Rockland Wildflower Restoration in Schoolyards and on Roadsides
Developing Ecological Criteria for Fire in South Florida Pine Rockland Ecosystems
A Pollen Flora for Subtropical Florida
Hurricane Effects on Vegetation and Insect/Plant Interactions
Extrafloral nectaries and Insect/Plant Interactions
Inga ecology
Sedges and their herbivores

Project FIRST II - Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching

Schoolyard Ecology

Lab expeditions

Planet-friendly pest control


Acknowledgments running to keep up with technology!

Send Comments to:   koptursATfiu.edu

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