Hamid Razifard

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Please visit my main website here.

Email: Hamid.Razyfard@UConn.edu



About

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Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Les Lab.


Educational Background

(2010 – present)
Ph.D. Student at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut at Storrs, Connecticut; Promoted to Ph. D. candidacy, fall 2012
(2007 – 2009)
M.Sc. Degree of Science in Plant Ecology and Systematics, School of Biology, School of Sciences, University of Tehran
(2003 – 2007)
Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology, School of Biology, School of Sciences, University of Tehran

Dissertation research

I am studying waterworts (genus Elatine L. from waterworts family (scientific name: Elatinaceae) for my PhD dissertation. Elatinaceae Dumortier are a family of aquatic plants in the order Malpighiales and comprise about 50 species worldwide . These are cosmopolitan aquatic plants, which grow in both northern and southern hemispheres from temperate to tropical zones; however, the greatest diversity of the family is in temperate zones . Most species of the family are annual herbs, although a few species are small perennial shrubs. Tucker (1986) described the general morphology of the family as follows: herbaceous or suffrutescent, annual or perennial plants, which are found in aquatic or moist terrestrial habitats. Elatinaceae include two fairly species-rich genera: Elatine L. (common name: waterworts) with about 25 species and Bergia L. (common name: bergia) with 20 to 25 species.

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