Stacy Bennetts

Associate Professor

Stacy Bennetts

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences


Dr. Bennetts earned her Pd.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter in the UK. She also conudcted post-doctoral research at Exeter. Most of her research has focused on the evolution of metal hyperaccumulation and metal tolerance in plants.

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  • SCI C2008


  • Ph.D., Biology/Biological Sciences, General University of Exeter - Exeter, 2005

  • MS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General East Tennessee State Universit, 2000

  • BA, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Agnes Scott College, 1997

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOL 1108L

    Prin. of Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 1108

    Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 4150

    Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL 3000

    General Botany
  • BIOL 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • BIOL 3050

    Economic Botany

Teaching Interests

Botany, Plant Physiology, Economic Botany, Evolution


Selected Recent Publications

  • Within and between population variation for zinc and nickel accumulation in two species of Thlaspi (Brassicaceae), 2006
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Responses to soils and a test for preadaptation to serpentine in Phacelia dubia (Hydrophyllaceae), 2002
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Evolution of metal hyperacummulation and metal tolerance in plants Evolution & Ecology of edaphic endemics Conservation of rare and endangred species

Department Service

  • Biology Club/Tri Beta Honor Society Advisor 2016 - 2016

University Service

  • University Senator-At-Large 2016 - 2017