Crop ecology, soilless plant production, environmental horticulture, greenhouse and in-door production management.

Controlled environment agriculture.

Department of plant sciences, University of California, Davis. CA.

 

MAJOR RESEARCH INTEREST:

Horticultural production of plants grown as greenhouse and nursery crops in soilless production..

Greenhouse environmental control automation, particularly irrigation and soilless production systems (hydroponics).

Development of sustainable, environmentally-sensitive production techniques and optimization of production variables related to commercial crop production.

Development of mathematical models and decision support tools.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.     Biomathematics (minor: Ecology)            University of California Davis                1982

M.S.      Applied Mathematics    University of California Davis                1978

B.S.        Mathematical Sciences                University of California Davis      1976

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June ‘05 – present           Professor and Extension Specialist for Crop Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA

July ‘01 – June ‘05           Department Chair, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA

July ‘97 – present          Professor and Extension Specialist for Crop Ecology, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA

July ‘91 – June ‘97         Associate Professor and Extension Specialist for Crop Ecology, Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA

Dec ’84 – June ’91          Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for Crop Ecology, Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA

July ’83 – Dec ’84              Research Associate, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, Temple TX.

May ’83 – July ’83             Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Botany,  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Jan ’83 – May ’83              Post Doctoral Research Associate, USDA/ARS, Department of Botany, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.