I have had numerous interviews regarding current policy issues (debt, deficits, sequesters, stimulus, etc.) on radio, TV and in print. This has included appearances on local TV and radio as well as newspapers, and also nationally syndicated appearances on TV, radio and in print.
Comparing ozone-sensitive and tolerant snap bean lines exposed to ambient ozone during their growth revealed that this air pollutant causes severe injury to leaves of a sensitive plant every year and substantially reduces yield. Yield was as much as 62 percent lower for the sensitive line compared to the tolerant line. This project has been under way since 1997 in the most important agricultural county in New York.
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.
Class is taught entitled: Pesticides the Environment and Human Health. Discussion of the risks, benefits, regulation,
uses, politics, and current controversies
associated with pesticide use.
This is a horticulture-based project working on the needs of the dry bean and potato industries in New York.
The overall project deals with the phenomenon of polyploidy (whole genome duplication), which is a major force in the evolution of wild and domesticated plant species.
Tree-fruit producers in New York state must increase their efficiency of production to remain competitive. Over the last 20 years, our research and extension project has helped growers increase yields, increase fruit quality and stay competitive in a global market.
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.
This research aims to investigate how the auditory system and other time-based senses encode and recognize complex features of natural stimuli.
For a number of years we have been developing fungi in the genus Trichoderma for the control of plant diseases. Very recently we have discovered, in large part though the use of genomic techniques, that the fungi have a number of important agricultural, economic and environmental advantages. They colonize plant roots, establish chemical communication with the plants, and cause the plants to wall off the fungi so they do not grow deeply into the plant.