Plant and Environmental Health

Faculty in the Plant and Environmental Health field study various topics in:

  • plant biology
  • plant pathology
  • entomology
  • integrated pest management
  • epidemiology
  • soil-plant interactions
  • biotechnology
  • molecular biology
  • forest systems
  • agroforestry, and
  • climate change biology

Michael Dixon 

Research interests: controlled environments, biological life support, space exploration, plant-environment interaction

Brandon Gilroyed

Research interests: biofuels, anaerobic digestion, biohydrogen, biogas, biomass, wastewater

Paul Goodwin 

Research interests: bacteria, fungi, plants, cellular/molecular plant-microbe interactions

Ernesto Guzman 

Research interests: bee biology, bee pathology, bee behaviour, bee genetics, bee ecology

Marc Habash

Research interests: aquatic microbiology, microbial biofilm development and physiology, molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and catabolic genes

Beverley Hale

Research interests: metal contamination of soils and uptake by plants, soil remediation

Rebecca Hallett 

Research interests: integrated pest management, biological control, invasive species

Tom Hsiang 

Research interests: tree disease, turf diseases, fungal genomics

Hung Lee

Research interests: biodegradation, biomass conversion, environmental microbiology, pathogen detection, pentose-fermenting yeasts

Ryan Prosser 

Research interests: environmental toxicology, ecotoxicological risk characterization, pesticide toxicology, mollusk biology and conservation

Nigel Raine

Research interests: pollinator conservation, pollinator behaviour, impacts of environmental stressors on bees, pollinator behaviour, pollination ecology

Cynthia Scott-Dupree

Research interests: sustainable agriculture, entomology, environmental toxicology, non-target impacts, Integrated pest management

Naresh Thevathasan

Research interests: agroforestry, soil health, water quality, carbon sequestration

Youbin Zheng 

Research interests: greenhouse production, nursery production, green roofs, urban agriculture, water treatment, constructed wetland, sensor-based irrigation, fertilization, phytoremediation