- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Molecular and Environmental Plant Science, Texas A&M University, 2017
Dr. Chavarria holds a 100% AgriLife Extension appointment. His bilingual (English-Spanish) extension program is focused on listening, learning, and addressing the needs related to turfgrass management from homeowners, landscape, parks, sports fields, sod farms, and industry stakeholders. His program works closely with regional program Leaders, AgriLife Extension agents, and faculty from a broad range of disciplines to develop, implement, and transform scientific information into practical knowledge to educate and enhance the environmental sustainability of the turfgrass industry in the state of Texas.
Dr. Chavarria’s vision of his extension and research program is concentrated on physiology stress in warm-season turfgrasses related to salinity, poor water quality, water conservation in urban landscape, and drought stress.