Plant Science

Plant Science covers topics related to plant production, plant protection, biotechnology, plant physiology and biochemistry, and plant-environment interactions. Specific areas of specialization include:

  • plant-microbe interaction, bacterial and fungal diseases, plant virology, biological control of pests and diseases, insect physiology, natural insecticides, insect ecology and behaviour, and weed biology, ecology, and control, invasive species biology pollination biology
  • plant nutrition, plant growth analysis, plant-plant interaction, biotic and abiotic stressor resistance, and environmental plant physiology
  • vegetable culture, ornamental horticulture, plant breeding, and post-harvest physiology
  • plant biochemistry, tissue culture, genetic engineering, and plant, fungal, and viral molecular genetics
  • rangeland ecology and wildlife habitat studies
  • cereal pathology, host-pathogen interactions, genetics of disease resistance, plant imaging, cereal and pathogen genomics, resistance breeding.
 

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Brar, Gurcharn Cereal pathology (wheat and barley in particular), Genetics of host-pathogen interactions - disease resistance in crop plants, Resistance breeding, Plant imaging, Fungal biology, Population genetics and genomics, Functional pathogenomics
Carrillo, Juli Plant-insect interactions, Agroecology, Invasive species, evolution, Ecology, community ecology, Environmental Change, Plant evolution, Population Ecology
Castellarin, Simone viticulture and grapevine physiology; physiological and molecular aspects that underlay fruit ripening and the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, and how they are modulated by the environment and viticultural practices; molecular viticulture
Jovel, Eduardo Ethnobotany, mycology, natural product chemistry and Aboriginal health
Kronstad, James Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics, Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Fungal diseases of plants
Riseman, Andrew plant breeding; plant genetics; horticulture; roots; stress physiology, Plant breeding, intercrop interactions, nutrient use efficiency, root physiology, biotic/abtioic stressor