Jocelyn Ozga

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept


Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
(780) 492-2653
4-10D Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5




PhD, Michigan State University

Job/Research Area 

Plant Physiology & Horticultural Science 


Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Research areas include physiology of horticultural crops, hormonal regulation of plant growth and development, and synthesis and catabolism of plant hormones. Our research group uses analytical and molecular techniques to investigate mechanisms of fruit growth and development. We are currently working with Pea (Pisum sativum) and Saskatoon (Amelancher alnifolia) to determine the role of seeds in fruit development. Other areas of interest include environmental physiology, dormancy, and the use of plant growth regulators to modify plant growth and development. 


Graduate and PDF Career Opportunities 


PL SC 100 - Plants in our Lives

Issues related to the importance of plants in our lives, including global food security, interactions between agriculture and the environment, the role of crops in human and animal nutrition, and the potential development of biofuels, biofibers, biopharmaceutical, and bioindustrial crops. Not available to students with 60 units in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. This course does not substitute for PL SC 221 in the program core. Prerequisite: Biology 30 recommended.

PL SC 324 - Crop Ecophysiology

Study of crop production as influenced by plant-plant and plant-environment interactions, as well as management practices. Topics may include photosynthetic efficiency, growth analysis, competition and facilitation in monocrops and mixtures, response to climate change and environmental stress, use of genetically modified organisms and contrasting world crop production systems. Prerequisite: PL SC 221 or BOT 205.

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Featured Publications

Ferraro K, Jin A, Nguyen TD, Reinecke DM, Ozga JA, Ro DK

BMC Plant Biology. 2014 January; 14

Reinecke DM, Wickramarathna AD, Ozga JA, Kurepin LV, Jin A, Good AG, Pharis RP

Plant Physiology. 2013 January; 163

Jin A, Ozga JA, Lopes-Lutz D., Schieber A., Reinecke DM

Food Research International. 2012 January; 46

Whitlock KA, Kozicky L, Yee H, Jin A, Ha C, Morris J, Field CJ, Bell RC, Ozga JA, Chan CB

British Journal of Nutrition. 2012 January; 108

Zifkin M, Jin A, Ozga JA, Zaharia LI, Schernthaner JP, Gesell A, Abrams SR, Kennedy JA, Constabel CP

Plant Physiology. 2012 January; 158

Ayele BT, Ozga JA, Wickramarathna AD, Reinecke DM

Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 2012 January; 31

Nadeau CD, Ozga JA, Kurepin LV, Jin A, Pharis RP, Reinecke DM

Plant Physiology. 2011 January; 156 (897-912)

Ozga JA, Reinecke DM, Ayele BT, Ngo P, Nadeau C, Wickramarathna AD

Plant Physiology. 2009 January; 150