PhD, Michigan State University
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.
Individual study. Critical reviews of selected literature under the direction of a Faculty member. Note: May be taken more than once if the topic is different. Prerequisite: consent of Department.Fall Term 2020
Principles of plant science for use in agriculture, forestry and environmental sciences. Emphasis on vascular plants in an applied context. Topics include: plant structure and function; reproduction and development; and diversity and management of vegetation and crops. Not to be taken if credit received for BOT 205. [Offered jointly by the Departments of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science and Renewable Resources].Fall Term 2020
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. Normally offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: PL SC 221 or *3 200-level plant related course.Winter Term 2021