Peter Siver
Peter Siver
Charles and Sarah P. Becker ’27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies
Connecticut College


State University of New York, Binghamton, 1974, BA, Biology and Geography; University of New Hampshire, 1976, MS, Botany; UConn, 1980, PhD, Botany and Ecology

Professional Area

Aquatic ecosystems, ecology, biodiversity and taxonomy of algae, especially golden algae and diatoms; a leader in environmental education and studies


International expert in the ecology, biodiversity, evolution, and taxonomy of algae, especially chrysophytes and diatoms, and a leader in environmental education; highly regarded for innovative uses of algae in reconstructing historical lake conditions, lake management, and understanding impacts of ancient greenhouse environments.