Dennis R. Decoteau, Ph.D.

Dennis R. Decoteau, Ph.D.

  • Program Coordinator, Plant Science Major
  • Professor of Horticulture and Plant Ecosystem Health
18 Tyson Bldg
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Pollution Injury on Plants
  • Air Quality and Ecosystem Responses
  • Environmental Plant Physiology
  • Vegetable Crops
  • Photomorphogenesis (light regulated plant growth)

Education

  • PhD., Plant Science/Physiology, University of Massachusetts, 1984
  • M.S., Plant Science/Physiology, University of Massachusetts, 1982
  • B.S.E.S., University of Maine at Fort Kent, 1980

Appointment:

      Professor of Horticulture and Plant Ecosystem Health

 

      Dr. Decoteau also holds faculty membership in the

Penn State Institutes of the Environment

     and is on the graduate faculty.  He is a member of the Environmental Resources Management teaching faculty and the Environmental Pollution Control graduate faculty.

Publications

Response of sensitive and resistant snap bean genotypes to nighttime ozone concentration
Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Lloyd, Kirsten L., Davis, Donald D., Marini, Richard P., Decoteau, Dennis R., 2020

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Northeastern Naturalist, Seiler, Lauren K., Decoteau, Dennis R., Marini, Richard P., Davis, Donald D., 2019

Use of dried compressed air to generate ozone in vegetation exposure chambers: quantification of trace nitrogen oxidants formed during corona discharge
Journal of Plant Science and Research, Lloyd, Kirsten, Davis, Donald, Marini, Richard, Decoteau, Dennis, Huff, Amy, Brune, William, 2019

Influence of ambient ozone on grape cultivars ‘Chambourcin’ and ‘Vidal’ in Pennsylvania, USA
Journal of Plant Science and Research, Decoteau, Dennis, Marini, Richard, Davis, Donald, 2019

Ozone sensitivity of green ash selections from across Midwestern USA.
Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Decoteau, Dennis, Marini, Richard, Davis, Donald, 2018

A review: Effect of ozone on milkweeds (asclepias spp.) in USA and potential implications for monarch butterflies
Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Davis, Donald, Decoteau, Dennis, 2018

Ozone sensitivity of green ash selections from Midwestern USA
Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Decoteau, Dennis, Marini, Richard, Davis, Donald, 2018

Sensitivity of Eleven Milkweed (Asclepias) Species to Ozone
Northeastern Naturalist, Myers, Abigail C., Decoteau, Dennis R., Marini, Richard P., Davis, Donald Durwood, 2018

Effects of nighttime ozone treatment at ambient concentrations on sensitive and resistant snap bean genotypes
Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Lloyd, Kirsten L., Davis, Donald D., Marini, Richard P., Decoteau, Dennis R., 2018

Teaching air pollution effects on plants.
Agri Res & Tech., Decoteau, Dennis, Lloyd, Kirsten, Davis, Don, 2017

Evaluation of ailanthus altissima as a bioindicator to detect phytotoxic levels of ozone
Northeastern Naturalist, Seiler, Lauren K., Decoteau, Dennis R., Davis, Donald D., 2014