Resilient, Regenerative, and Sustainable Agriculture Systems and Landscapes researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.

  • Professor of Horticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Informal seed systems in Southeast Asia
  • Temperate zone woody plants
  • Christmas tree management
  • Extension and advisory systems for developing countires
  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Root phenomics
  • Anatomical traits affecting water and nutrient acquisition
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Root hairs
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Legumes and Rhizobia
  • Plant-microbe-climate interactions
  • Mutualism Evolution
  • Bio-inoculants and leguminous cover crops
  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation
  • Individual-based modeling
  • Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Evolve and Resequence
  • Associate Professor of Viticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • cover crops
  • cold temperature stress
  • Professor of Horticulture
  • Extension Specialist, Tree Fruit Production

Areas of Expertise

  • Deciduous Tree Fruit Production
  • Tree Fruit Rootstocks
  • Pruning and Training Tree Fruit
  • Apple Varieties
  • Tree fruit nutrition
  • Asian pear varieties
  • Impact of climate change on tree fruit production
  • Program Coordinator, Plant Science Major
  • Professor of Horticulture and Plant Ecosystem Health

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable vegetable production systems
  • Plant nutrition, soil fertility and irrigation management
  • Alternatives to chemical soil fumigation
  • Vegetable response to abiotic stress
  • Vegetable quality
  • Agrobiodiversity and novel vegetable products
  • Agronomic biofortification
  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Associate Head, Department of Plant Science
  • Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Science
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Agronomy
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turfgrass Pathology
  • Weed management
  • Associate Professor of Crop Production / Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Agroecology
  • Conservation & Dairy Cropping Systems
  • Soil & nutrient conservation, perennials, cover crops
  • Pasture ecology and grazing management
  • Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling

Areas of Expertise

  • Agroecosystems
  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling
  • Hydrologic and Nutrient Cycling Modeling
  • Environmental Biophysics
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass disease and weed management
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Soil fertility and fertilizers
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Composts as soil amendments
  • Evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars
  • Management and selection of grasses for non-mowed/naturalized areas
  • University Distinguished Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • crop ecophysiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling
  • Professor of Horticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Tree and Small Fruit Physiology
  • Fruit production systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Entomology
  • Insect behavior
  • Biological Control
  • Cultural and mechanical control
  • Insect Ecology
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Cropping Systems Modeling

Areas of Expertise

  • Micrometeorological Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Physically Distributed Hydrological Modeling
  • Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture
  • Professor of Horticultural Systems Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable vegetable systems
  • Organic vegetable systems
  • Field vegetable production systems
  • High tunnel vegetable production systems
  • Hydroponic vegetable systems
  • Assistant Professor of Weed Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Weed ecology
  • Herbicide-based weed control
  • Organic weed management
  • Sustainable cropping systems
  • Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Fertility
  • Nutrient Management
  • Cover Crops
  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling
  • Cropping System Modeling