Barry Logan

Affiliation: Biology
Samuel S. Butcher Professor in the Natural Sciences, Chair of Biology Department

Professor Logan examines plant responses to environmental stress, with a particular interest in photosynthesis and mechanisms protecting leaves from intense light. He works across North America, from conifer forests in interior Alaska to the Florida panhandle, and in a relict urban forest near Washington D.C. He seeks to understand the faint fluorescent glow emitted by plants and its ability to reveal aspects of plant function. In another project, he examines the impacts of parasitic mistletoe on spruce trees along the Maine coast.

Curriculum Vitae

Barry Logan headshot


  • PhD, EPO Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • BA, Biology, Cornell University