5 projects

2013 to 2015

A working group of applied and basic researchers has been established to coordinate research and extension regarding a highly damaging new disease of boxwood. University and USDA-ARS workers studying disease management and epidemiology, pathogen survival and genetics are collaborating closely to develop a highly focused effort resulting in new information and its dissemination.


eClips is a digital database of 10,000 clips and more than 40 podcasts, focused on entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. The material is based on hundreds of in-depth interviews as well as business presentations. eClips makes it possible for business people (including small business owners and entrepreneurs), educators, and students to find targeted and focused information, because it is organized by entrepreneur, company, demographics, topics, and keywords.


The objectives of this project are (1) to determine what species of Phytophthora are causing decline and death of European beech in northeast U.S. landscapes, (2) the geographic and host ranges of the respective pathogens, (3) determine why these diseases have become so prevalent in recent years, and (4) to develop reliable management strategies.

1988 to 2017

This project documents all the archaeologically excavated gardens of the ancient Roman Empire. It summarizes the results of the findings and provides photographs, drawings, and reconstructions of each garden.

1983 to 2020

Of the major global biophysical systems, the nitrogen cycle has been altered by human activity more than that of any other element. The impacts on our coastal resources are huge, as evidenced by the degradation of the majority of our coastal ecosystems both in the U.S. and globally. Our research focuses on evaluating the consequences of nitrogen pollution in coastal ecosystems, determining the sources of nitrogen pollution in the landscape and evaluating steps that society can take to alleviate the problem.