Roger T. Koide, Ph.D.

Roger T. Koide, Ph.D.

  • Retired Professor of Horticultural Ecology
Mail address:
103 Tyson Building

University Park, PA 16802


  • PhD, Botany, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
  • BA, Biology (Magna cum laude), Pomona College, 1980

Koide publication PDFs

Koide CV

Graduate Students and Post Docs

  • Christopher Fernandez - Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology
  • Kristen Haider - M.S. Candidate, Ecology
  • Kristopher Hennig - Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology
  • Krittika Petprakob - Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology
  • Binh Thanh Nguyen - Post Doc
  • Andrea Nord - Post Doc

Professional Experience

Professor, Dept. Horticulture, Penn State University (1996- present)

Assoc. Professor, Dept. Horticulture, Penn State University (1992-1996)

Assist. Professor, Dept. Biology, Penn State University (1986-1992)

Postdoctoral Affiliate, Dept. Biological Sciences, Stanford University  (1984-1986)

Teaching Assistant, Dept. Botany, Univ. California, Berkeley (1981-1984)

Research Assistant, Dept. Botany, Univ. California, Berkeley (1982-1984)

National and International Honors

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Australia (1992-1993)

NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1987-1992)

Other Honors

Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College (1980)

ARCS Foundation Scholarship, Pomona College (1979-1980)

Tileston Prize in Physics Pomona College (1979)

Honors at Entrance Pomona College (1976)

National Merit Scholar, El Cerrito High School, California (1976)

Research Interests

  1. Community and physiological ecology of mycorrhizal fungi
  2. Effects of biochar on soil C sequestration, greenhouse gases and soil microbiology
  3. Sustainable agriculture

Other Activities

Board of Advisors, The New Phytologist