UNI Biology Department

In our lab we work on how plants interact with the physical world.
The images above show the leaf positions at 10 minute intervals with overhead blue light.
The light was aimed at the spot on the base of the leaf that detects the light and causes the leaf to move.

Dr. Virginia Berg
UNI Plant Physiology



Welcome to my unofficial web site.

This is the place to start for more information.


Junior scientist and little sister in Squaw Valley Senior scientist

Click below to link to
other pages within my website.

Some of them may be entertaining,
but you will have to look to find out.



The Lab

Official Site

Plant Physiology

People and Times

Academic Background & Positions Life: The Natural World  Undergraduate Research Why, What & How?
Teaching & Research Areas Capstone:
Global Warming
Publications & Awards    


How to Avoid Plagiarism
(and figure out what it is)

How to Survive
Organic Chemistry (etc.)
Parthenon Model
of Oral Presentations
Plant Sap Press

Plotting help for biology students


Famous Halloween Costume

Not So Serious

I'm always happy to hear from people.  You can contact me at

Dr. Virginia Berg

Biology Department 0421
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614 USA

40/41 Biology Research Complex
phone: (319) 273-2770
fax: (319) 273-2893