Root and Rhizosphere Biology researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.

  • 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
  • Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial community ecology
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Ecological resilience and resistance
  • Causes and consequences of biodiversity
  • Assistant Research Professor in Storage Root Physiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Root Crop Physiology
  • Abiotic Stress
  • Breeding for Environmental Stress Resistance
  • Phenotyping and Database Management
  • Morphometrics of Flowers and Other Plant Organs
  • 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
  • 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