Adjunct Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Biology Section
Emily Sessa is the Patricia K. Holmgren Director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden. Research in the Sessa lab focuses broadly on plant systematics and understanding the evolutionary and ecological processes that shape plant diversity. Lab members work on a number of projects around this central theme, including systematics, historical biogeography, physiology, and responses to climate change and mass extinction. Organismally, the lab is strongly focused on the seed-free vascular plants: ferns and lycophytes.