Plant Nutrition and breeding
Water, Irrigation, and Drought
The impact of tree water status on productivity and the water relations and physiological activity of fruit
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.
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
Vegetable production; water management; agricultural ecology; crop management impacts on postharvest quality
My focus is on sustainable management of rice systems - in particular fertility management, nutrient and carbon cycling, water use, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions
Crop ecology of greenhouse and nursery crops; greenhouse environment control automation; modeling of ornamental crops; automated irrigation. Greenhouse, nursery, and in-door plant production.
Plant population and community ecology; climate, drought, and fire effects on forests and rangelands; statistical modeling