Dr. Natalie Barratt earned her Ph.D. in Plant Physiology with minors in Biochemistry and Plant Breeding from Cornell University. She teaches Principles of Biology I, General Botany, Plant Physiology, and an Honors course on agriculture. Her research with BW students includes a study of the phenolics in tomato plants in response to drought, and an investigation of the effects of plant hormones on plant cell wall properties in relation to growth. Other recent projects include maintaining the BW greenhouse collection and working with students to develop a trail guide to the trees and herbs in a local park.
Publications and Presentations:
Barratt N (2011) The Case for Forensic Botany: A How-To-Do-It. The American Biology Teacher 73(7):414-417. This paper was also selected for an Editor’s Choice Review in the Plant Science Bulletin of the Botanical Society of America 57(4):133, Winter 2011.
Gawelek K and Barratt N (2011) The Role of Anthocyanin in Tomato Stress Response. Poster based on an independent study and presented at Ovation.
Collier LA, Hastings J, Barratt N (2008) Development of an internal standard for the quantification of ergosterol. Poster based on an independent study and presented at Ovation
Abstract for Poster presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Lopez-Gutierrez JC, Burke DJ, Chan CR, Smemo KA, and Barratt N (2008) Is Soil Enzyme Activity Related to the Identity of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi Colonizing Tree Roots in a Northern Hardwood Forest?
Wagner J (2007) Determination of the cause of weed community differences between two adjacent corn fields in Western Pennsylvania. Poster presented at BW’s annual science poster session and at open house for Board of Trustees.
Wheeler N and Barratt NM (2007) Induction and Possible Function of Anthocyanin Synthesis in Tomato after Injury. Poster presented at BW’s annual science poster session.
Marchinchin J, Vaccarino M, and Barratt NM (2006) Anthocyanin Accumulation and Distribution in Tomato Plants in Response to Environmental Stresses. Baldwin Wallace University Annual Science Poster Session.
Ellison C and Barratt NM (Fall, 2005) In Planta Inhibition of Triterpene Saponin Biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula and Subsequent Allelopathic Effects on Wheat. Baldwin Wallace University Annual Science Poster Session.
Sideris A and Barratt NM (Fall, 2005) Anthocyanin Production in Response to Stress in the Vegetative Tissue of Lycopersocon esculentum. Baldwin Wallace University Annual Science Poster Session.
Stone SD and Barratt NM (August, 2004) A Colorful Response to Plant Stress. Baldwin Wallace University Annual Science Poster Session.
Barratt NM (2004) Naturalist for a Day: A Field Lab for Introductory Botany. The American Biology Teacher 66(5):361-362