Whole plant physiology
Crop and Ecosystem Sciences
Restoration Ecology and Conservation Biology. Plant population and community ecology in human-dominated landscapes; semi-arid ecosystems
Root and rhizosphere biology in managed, urban and natural landscapes. Whole plant responses to environmental stress and a changing climate.
Quality and safety of perishable horticultural commodities. Pre-harvest to postharvest research and outreach education on diverse fresh and minimally-processed horticultural foods from annual row crops to tree and vine commodities
Rangeland and pasture management, ecology of grazing lands, grazing systems, drought and climate change adaptation, participatory research
Alfalfa and forage crop systems, cellulosic biofuels, crop ecology, new/alternative crops and cropping systems. Strong interest in irrigation, salinity, forage quality, genetics & varieties.
Plant systematics; taxonomy, evolution, and phylogenetic relationships of fruit crops and their wild relatives; molecular approaches to phylogeny reconstruction; ethnobotany
Irrigation and runoff management in environmental horticulture; water quality effects on plant growth; water use evaluation of plants for landscape horticulture; biological treatment of runoff water