Who we are

William A. Hoffmann Lab Group The Hoffmann Lab studies plant functional ecology of savanna and forest ecosystems of North and South America. Our research is motivated by a common interest in understanding how factors such as climate, fire, and drought govern the distribution and abundance of trees and other plant species. Masters and PhD degrees are offered through the Department of Plant Biology at North Carolina State University


NCSU offers a rich environment for studying Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, with dozens of ecologists and evolutionary biologists across many departments.