Oscar Van Auken
Oscar W. Van Auken, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (210) 458-5489
Email: Oscar.Vanauken@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
  • physiological plant ecology


Ph.D. in Physiology; University of Utah
M.S. in Zoology; University of Utah
B.S. in Biology; High Point College

Research Interests

Dr. Van Auken’s research focus is physiological plant ecology, especially gas exchange phenomena, but also includes species interactions, especially plant plant interactions. Dr. Van Auken is currently studying species interactions in temperate woodlands and grasslands, including both common and some very rare species. He is studying these species to understand interference or competition and its role in determining species distributions.


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