School of Integrative Plant Science

Cornell University

Plant Science, Technology and Communication Courses

Carlyn S. Buckler, PhD



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PLSCI 4190: Cannabis: Biology, Society and Industry


PLSCI 4940:  Digital Technologies in Research and Communication


PLSCI 3940/5940: Skills for Public Engagement


Cannabis: Biology, Society, and Industry

PLSCI 4190 

This overview course will cover the plant biology, pharmacology, legal, industrial, entrepreneurial and societal opportunities and issues regarding cannabis. The course will feature guest lecturers covering cannabis horticulture, breeding, law, public policy, pharmacology, business and media relations.


Plants are the foundation of life on Earth. Facilitating an informed public on matters that affect food and water systems - climate change, food equity and availability, water rights and access, and other sustainability and social justice issues - is imperative if we are to feed 10 billion people by 2100.

Dr. Carlyn Buckler teaches courses in plant science, science communication and digital technologies at the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Her background as a maize geneticist and in  science communication, has led to a career in teaching about, assessing and facilitating the public understanding of science. Communicating science effectively to various cultures, demographics, and stakeholders is an integral part of our curriculum.  The courses are designed to empower undergraduate and graduate students to use leadership, technology and communication skills to further science research, reach under-served audiences, and engaging local, national and international communities in understanding the value of supporting healthy ecosystems and advances in agriculture to ensure food security and equity throughout the world. 

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Carlyn S. Buckler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice

Plant Science Rm 118

School of Integrative Plant Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,

Cornell University | Ithaca, NY 14853 |