Plant Environment Interactions

Plant Environment Interactions - Image credit: J. Giacomini/Adler Lab

Plant Environment Interactions includes: Abiotic Interactions, Plant Pathology, Plant-pollinator/herbivore Dynamics, Pest Management, Stress Physiology

Name Research Interests
Lynn Adler
Professor, Biology
Ecology and evolution of insect-plant interactions
Wesley Autio
Director, Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Professor
Cropping and economic efficiency of fruit trees on various rootstocks and under different cultural management systems
Anne Averill
Professor, Environmental Conservation
Insect pollinators and pollination services in managed ecosystems
Allen Barker
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Plant nutrition
Prasanta Bhowmik
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Biology of invasive weeds, allelopathy, integrated weed management
Daniel R. Cooley
Professor of Plant Pathology, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Epidemiology, ecology and sustainable management of plant diseases
Lyle Craker
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Medicinal and aromatic plants
Michelle DaCosta
Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Plant responses to environmental stresses, with emphasis on drought and temperature stresses of grasses.
Kristen M DeAngelis
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
Community ecology and physiology of soil microbes, climate change, plant-soil interactions
Scott Ebdon
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Cultural management of abiotic and biotic stresses in turfgrass systems
Susan Han
Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Physiology of flowering and postharvest care of floricultural crops
Masoud Hashemi
Extension Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Integrated sustainable farming management practices with an emphasis on cover cropping and remediation of non-point source pollution.
Martha Hoopes
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College
Spread dynamics, impacts, and lag times in invasion ecology, as well as metacommunity dynamics, particularly for plants and herbivores.
Peter Jeranyama
Assistant Professor, Cranberry Experiment Station
Geunhwa Jung
Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Molecular genetics and breeding of disease resistance in grasses and population genetics of plant pathogenic fungi 
Marco Keiluweit
Assistant Professor of Soils and the Environment, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Plant-soil interactions and their impact on soil carbon cycling, soil biogeochemistry
Joohyun Lee
Research Assistant Professor, Biology
Epigenetic regulation of plant-environment interactions
Li–Jun Ma
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fungal comparative genomics, eukaryotic genome evolution and organism adaptation
Frank Mangan
Extension Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Vegetable production with an emphasis on soil fertility and ethnic crops
Om Parkash
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology, phytoremediation of soil contaminants
Elizabeth Vierling
Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular chaperone function in the cytosol and organelles, plant stress response
Dong Wang
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mechanisms of symbiosis between plant hosts and beneficial microbes
Rob Wick
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Diseases of vegetable and greenhouse crops caused by oomycetes, nematode diseases of turfgrasses. 
Lawrence Winship
Professor of Botany, School of Natural Science, Hampshire College
Regulation of cell wall expansion during oscillatory growth in lily pollen tubes
Baoshan Xing
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Environmental behavior of emerging contaminants and their interactions with plants