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Fatimata Pale

Fatimata A. Pale, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

📞 724-589-2114
 Rhodehouse Science Building 212


  • Baccalauréat Science College de La Salle Ouagadougou. Upper Volta/ Burkina Faso. 1972
  • CBBG (Chemistry Biology and General Biology) University of Dakar, Sénégal. 1974
  • Master ès Science (Botany) University of Orléans/ Paris Jussieu II , France1979
  • DEA (Plant Physiology) University of Paris Jussieu/Gift-Sur-Yvette/CNRST France.1982
  • Doctorate (Ecology/Resource Management). University of Bordeaux III, France. 1986
  • Master ès Science (Ecology/ Geography). University of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA 1994
  • Fulbright Scholar: University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 2011-2012

Current Research Interests

Propagules of Wetland Plants - Cyperaceae and Juncaceae of Northwestern Pennsylvania- An ELCA-supported project to support faculty in science; Contribution to the survey of Wild Fruits of Africa with an emphasis to wild fruits of Burkina Faso; Investigation of Bioenergies in Burkina Faso with focus on non-food crops

Special Interests

Conservation, Foreign Languages, Ethnobotany


French-spoken and written, English-spoken and written, Bambara-spoken, More'-spoken

Current Courses

BIO 110 Ethnobotany: Plants,People, and Culture, BIO 145 Foundations of Biology, BIO 263 Plant Systematics, BIO 302 Plant Physiology, BIO 392 General ecology, BIO 394 Aquatic Ecology, BIO 462 Senior Seminar: a capstone course in Biology, BIO 452/482 Independent Study, INDS 210 Science and Our Global Heritage I