Biological Sciences Seminars Available for Viewing

The Biological Sciences Seminars are now available for viewing. The presentations have been transcribed and the transcriptions with PowerPoints are available online.

Donor Impact Report now available.

James Pushnik

James Pushnik

Office Hours

Fall 2014


Department of Biological Sciences
California State University
Chico, California 95929-0515

Office: Holt 101 B
Laboratory: Holt 301
Campus phone # (530) 898-6362
Campus FAX # (530) 898-5060

Classes (current):

  • Biology 5: Economic Botany: Food, Fiber and Drugs
  • Biology 215:Plant Physiology
  • Biology 315: Physiological Plant Ecology

Research Interests:

General research interests are in the physiological response mechanisms of plants to environmental stresses and their impact on growth and development.

Specific areas of current research and links to journal citations:

  • Use of remote sensing technologies to monitor physiological processes of plant canopies
  • Growth, physiological, biochemical, morphological and molecular responses of forests species to elevated atmospheric CO2 and and associated climate change conditions.
  • Responses of agricultural plant species to nutrient-deficiency conditions.
  • Effects of atmospheric pollutants on plant growth and productivity.
  • Avoidance, accumulation, sequestration and partitioning of heavy metals by plants and their potential use in phytoremediation.

Research Activities within our laboratory

Current Master's Projects

Master's Theses Completed In Our Laboratory