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Dirk B. Hays

Hays, Dirk B.
Dirk B. Hays
Professor
Email:
Phone:
979-458-0032
Office:
220D Heep Center
Education:
Ph.D., University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1997
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Specialty:Cereal Grain Developmental Genetics

Support Staff and Students: Tyler Adams | Henry Awika | Salma Bibi | Richard Bruton | Sean BurrisFatima Camarillo Castillo | Chris Chick |  Iliyana Dobreva  |  Xiangkun Gu | Stephany Toinga | Matthew WolfeSabahat Zahra | Homa Zarghami | Weixi Zhu

My research focuses on nutritional, food product, and a/biotic stress plant breeding in wheat, sorghum, cowpea, cassava and high biomass energy crop using high throughput remote sensing, biochemical, physiological, and genetic based methods.  I currently teach an upper-level undergraduate course in Crop Stress Management (SCSC 402) and a graduate course in Physiology of Plants (MEPS 601) each fall semester.

 

Courses Taught
SCSC 402. Crop Stress Management. (3-2). Credit 4. Identification, measurement, biology, physiology and management of crop stress; limitations of specific environments to crop productivity; morphological and physiological crop stress response mechanisms. Prerequisites: SCSC 307, junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor. Spring semester.
MEPS 601. Physiology of Plants. (3-0). Credit 3.Advanced physiology of higher plants, includes water relations, mineral metabolism, biochemistry, growth, development, hormones, environmental signals and stress physiology. Emphasis on current literature and research trends; cellular and sub-cellular mechanisms related to whole plant behavior. Prerequisites: BICH 410 and MEPS 313 or approval of instructor. Fall semester.