Mark E. Lundy

Mark Lundy

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension

  • Faculty
2232 PES
UC Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis CA 95616


  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Horticulture and Agronomy (Agroecology emphasis), 2013
  • M.S., University of California, Davis; International Agricultural Development, 2010
  • B.A., University of Arizona; English and Creative Writing, 2002

Research interests and expertise: 

My research group works at the interface of the farming community, public and private research enterprises, and the state's regulatory and policy communities. We strive to provide objective, science-based information, solve practical problems and innovate for the public good. Our research focuses grain cropping systems, where we leverage existing knowledge and emerging technology to solve practical problems, produce outcomes that inform both production and environmental concerns, and communicate these outcomes in farmer-accessible formats as well as to the broader scientific community.

Current projects: 

Current teaching: 

  • Guest Lectures: PLS 100B, PLS 101, PLS 111, IAD 202, PLP 205A

External activities that contribute to scholarship:

  • Board Member, California Crop Improvement Association
  • Board Member, California Grain Foundation
  • University of California Liaison to the California Wheat Commission
  • Member, Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center Research Network
  • UC ANR Agronomic Program Team, Co-chair
  • UC ANR Small Grains Workgroup Chair


  • Agronomy
  • Sustainable intensification
  • Cropping systems analysis
  • Input use efficiency
  • Integrating technology and data into production practices
  • Variety selection
  • High-throughput phenotyping
  • Proximal sensing platforms
  • UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Nitrogen management
  • Web-based decision support tools
  • Disease and pest management
  • Applied research