Specialty: Crop Ecology and Physiology
Research: The overarching goal of my research program is to generate new knowledge and improved understanding of crop and cropping system physiology and applying that understanding to make improvements in crop profitability and environmental impact. This includes food, fiber, and other bio-based product crops. Several topics are of particular interest, including: understanding and managing crop responses to stress; root system biology; improving the productivity of water and nitrogen use in agriculture; and diversifying cropping systems to enhance ecosystem services and improve economic stability in rural communities.
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