Plant-Virus-Insect-Vector-Interactions. Our lab investigates non-vector insect pests such as wheat stem sawfly and hemp russet mite.
Uses molecular biology and genomics approaches to understand the genetic basis of important traits in wheat and potato. Through applied technology, contributes to the development of higher-yielding varieties with improved quality.
Tackles challenges in the rice-bacterial blight-climate pathosystem and investigates multitrophic interactions in wheat, the Russian wheat aphid and the aphid-associated microbiome. Studies integrate physiological, molecular, genomic and genetic approaches, and...
Focused on the ecology, evolution and genetics of local adaptation in natural plant populations.
Focused on research in instrumentation development, water, carbon and energy transport between surface and atmosphere, and water and air quality issues.
Focused on the behavior and ecology - both pure and applied aspects - of parasitoid wasps and multitrophic interactions.
Improves the health and well-being of dairy cattle, analyzing the interrelationship among cattle health, reproduction, and performance, both from the individual and the population perspective, considering the effect of multiple management systems.
Focused on understanding how plant-soil interactions mediate carbon and nitrogen cycling and placing this research within broader social and economic contexts.
Focused on forest pathology research, from molecular to applied, including forest and shade trees diseases in temperate and tropical forests, and fungal pathogens affecting domesticated fruit trees.
Takes an ecological approach to understanding multiple functions and drivers within agroecosystems and then applying this knowledge towards the sustainable management of soils and farming systems worldwide
Focused on applying mass spectrometry to address important issues in food/crop safety and quality.
Focused on generating science-based information within preharvest to postharvest environments that can assist growers, packers, shippers and food handlers in reducing the risk of contamination with human pathogens along the production chain.
Focuses on weedy species including management and herbicide resistance. Projects also include crop/herbicide relationships and soil/herbicide relationships. Supports sustainable weed management in crops, rangeland, aquatics and natural areas.
Focused on topics such as water treatment and reuse for agricultural irrigation, forest fire impacts on surface water quality, permafrost thawing effects on carbon and nutrient cycling, and soil/water quality impacts on crop health.
Provides growers with better management tools for important potato diseases. Works with bacterial and viral potato pathogens, and studies how the bacterial blackleg and soft rot pathogens Pectobacterium and Dickeya infect potato and how to best detect these pathogens.
Conducts both pre-clinical and clinical research to identify practical solutions that will empower an individual to adapt lifestyles that achieve and maintain a lower risk for cancer.
Brings together a combined understanding of root-microbiome interactions to redefine the goals and practices of agricultural management and sustainability.