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 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 221 - Introduction to Plant Science

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].

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.

Browse more courses taught by Jocelyn Ozga


Characterization of proanthocyanidin metabolism in pea (Pisum sativum) seeds

Author(s): Ferraro K, Jin A, Nguyen TD, Reinecke DM, Ozga JA, Ro DK
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: BMC Plant Biology
Volume: 14
Page Numbers: 238

GA3ox gene expression pattern influence gibberellins biosynthesis, growth, and development in pea

Author(s): Reinecke DM, Wickramarathna AD, Ozga JA, Kurepin LV, Jin A, Good AG, Pharis RP
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Plant Physiology
Volume: 163
Page Numbers: 1-18

Characterization of proanthocyanidins in pea (Pisum sativum L.), lentil (Lens culinaris L.), and faba bean (Vicia faba L.) seeds

Author(s): Jin A, Ozga JA, Lopes-Lutz D., Schieber A., Reinecke DM
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Food Research International
Volume: 46
Page Numbers: 528-535

Evaluation of the mechanisms exerting glucose-lowering effects of dried peas in glucose intolerant rats

Author(s): Whitlock KA, Kozicky L, Yee H, Jin A, Ha C, Morris J, Field CJ, Bell RC, Ozga JA, Chan CB
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: British Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 108
Page Numbers: S91-S102

Gene expression and metabolite profiling of developing highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) fruit indicates transcriptional regulation of flavonoid metabolism and activation of abscisic acid metabolism

Author(s): Zifkin M, Jin A, Ozga JA, Zaharia LI, Schernthaner JP, Gesell A, Abrams SR, Kennedy JA, Constabel CP
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Plant Physiology
Volume: 158
Page Numbers: 200-224

Gibberellin metabolism and transport during germination and young seedling growth of pea (Pisum sativum L.)

Author(s): Ayele BT, Ozga JA, Wickramarathna AD, Reinecke DM
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 235-252

Tissue-specific regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in developing pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds

Author(s): Nadeau CD, Ozga JA, Kurepin LV, Jin A, Pharis RP, Reinecke DM
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Plant Physiology
Volume: 156
Issue: 897-912

Developmental and hormonal regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis and catabolism in pea fruit

Author(s): Ozga JA, Reinecke DM, Ayele BT, Ngo P, Nadeau C, Wickramarathna AD
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Plant Physiology
Volume: 150
Page Numbers: 448-462