Lukasz L. Stelinski
Citrus Research and Education Center
University of Florida
2005 – Ph.D. Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2001 – M.S. Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
1999 – B.A. Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Research Interests – plant-insect interactions, applied chemical ecology, behavioral and evolutionary ecology, insect toxicology, insect vector-pathogen interactions, insect sensory physiology, and pest management
Refereed Research Journals (224 total, h-index = 53, i10-index = 164)
Agronomist and PhD in Plant Pathology by the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Scientific researcher of Fund for Citrus Protection – Fundecitrus since 2000 with emphasis in epidemiology, crop loss and management of major citrus diseases such as huanglongbing (HLB), citrus leprosis, citrus sudden citrus death, citrus canker, citrus black spot, and citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC).
Collaborated with researchers from important research institutions in Brazil and abroad and published 80 scientific article, being responsible for the bases of regional management of HLB and the impact estimates of this disease on citriculture. Currently, coordinates research projects to assess the technical and economic feasibility of different management practices adopted in the plots of the property’s border in the HLB epidemic and damage.
Collaborated with the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean as a member of the Committee of Experts in Huanglongbing, being responsible for training in HLB, its epidemiology and regional management in several countries.
Received the award “Agronomist of Citriculture 2013”, granted by the Citriculture Center “Sylvio Moreira” of the Agronomic Institute of Campinas, for his important participation in Brazilian citrus sector, and received the “Certificate of recognition for his outstanding research contributions for the integrated management of Huanglongbing”, granted by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Graham H. Barry
Dr. Graham Barry has been involved in the South African Citrus Industry for the past 32 years, and is the owner of XLnT Citrus, a company focusing on the development and implementation of novel and innovative citrus products and services, and provides independent technical and strategic consultation services to stakeholders in the Citrus Industry.
Dr Barry obtained his under-graduate and Masters degrees at Maritzburg Varsity, University of KZN, and his doctorate from the University of Florida. He worked as an Extension Officer, Researcher and Cultivar Developer where he provided direction and leadership to the South African citrus cultivar development programme, including the identification, global sourcing, importation, and evaluation of new citrus cultivars to meet export market requirements. In the process he developed a rapid cultivar introduction system, thereby reducing the period of introduction and evaluation of new citrus cultivars in South Africa to less than four years (from import to fruiting). He also developed planting guidelines for citrus producers throughout Southern Africa to optimize production of high-quality export fruit based on market prospects and production trends, and co-developed the guidelines for climatic suitability of cultivars to production regions.
Dr. Carol J. Lovatt
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences 072
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 0124
Office: 951-827-4663, Cell: 951-660-6730
University of Rhode Island Ph.D. 1980 Biol. Sci.
University of Rhode Island M.S. 1976 Botany
University of Massachusetts B.A. 1973 Biology
7/15 – Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology and Plant Physiologist, Dept. of Botany
and Plant Sciences and Distinguished Professor in the Graduate Division, University of California, Riverside
7/97 – 6/2015 Professor of Plant Physiology and Plant Physiologist, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside
9/01 – 7/05 Chair, Biological Sciences Interdepartmental Program, University of California, Riverside
7/97 – 12/00 Vice Chair, Teaching, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside
7/87 – 7/97 Associate Professor of Plant Physiology and Associate Plant Physiologist, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside
7/80 6/87 Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology and Assistant Plant Physiologist, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside
2/80 6/80 Postdoctoral Research Botanist, University of California, Riverside
International Society of Citriculture Executive Committee (1990-2106); Secretary/Treasurer (2001-2016)
Plant Growth Regulation Society of America (1999-); Secretary, 2000-02
Gamma Sigma Delta (1984-); Historian (1985); Secretary (1986); Vice President (1995); President (1996)
Sigma Xi (1979); Vice-President (1987-88); President (1988-89)
Invited keynote speaker: IX World Avocado Congress (Colombia, 2019), 1st International Avocado Congress (Peru, 2018), 1st International Society for Horticultural Science and X Iran National Horticultural Symposium (Iran, 2017), 8th National Congress of the Avocado Product System (Mexico, 2016), South African Avocado Growers Association (South Africa, 2016), VIII World Avocado Congress (Peru, 2015), 24th International Conference on Arginine and Pyrimidines (United Kingdom, 2014).
Honors and Awards
International Society of Citriculture Fellow (Sept. 2016); Honorary Member (Sept. 2016)
Academic Senate Distinguished Service Award, Univ. Calif., Riverside (2008-2009)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (Nov. 2008)
California Avocado Society Award of Honor (Sept. 2007)
American Society of Horticultural Science Outstanding Graduate Educator Award (May 2007)
Honorary Member of the UCR Golden Key International Honor Society (Apr. 2004)
Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, Univ. Calif., Riverside (1996-1997)
Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. Award for Most Outstanding Cross-Commodity Research Paper (1988)
Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. Award for Most Outstanding Research Paper on Fruit Crops (1987)
16 PhD students; 14 MS students
1981-2002 Botany and Plant Sciences 220 – Physiology of Tree cop Productivity, 3 units – lecture 3 h; 6-10 students; offered every other year
2005-2014 Botany and Plant Sciences 239 – Advanced Plant Physiology, 4 units – lecture 3 h, discussion 1 h, 5-10 students; offered every other year
Upper Division Undergraduate
2008-2016 Botany and Plant Sciences/Biology 143 – Plant Physiology, 4 units – lecture 3h,
laboratory 3 h; 20-30 students
2014 Botany and Plant Sciences/Biology 104 – Fundamentals of Plant Biology, 4 units – lecture 3h,
laboratory 3 h; 75 students; I taught the plant physiology third of the course
Lower Division Undergraduate
1983-2008 Biology 5B – Introduction to Organismal Biology, 4 units – lecture 3 h, laboratory 3 h; 300-500 students; I taught the plant half of the course