Dr. Stalker received his B. S. and M. S. degrees in Agronomy from the University of Arizona in 1971 and 1972, respectively. He received a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Illinois in 1977 and was a research associate at N. C. State University for 2 years prior to being appointed as an Assistant Professor in 1979 to work in peanut cytogenetics and interspecific hybridization. He was promoted to Professor in 1989.
During the past 27 years he has traveled in South America, Asia, and Africa to collect plant genetic resources and to improve peanut production as part of a USAID international cooperative support program. His principal responsibilities have been to preserve wild peanut germplasm and to incorporate useful genes from the Arachis species into the cultivated peanut.
- Introgression Analysis and Morphological Characterization of an Arachis hypogaea x A. diogoi Interspecific Hybrid Derived Population, CROP SCIENCE (2019)
- Utilizing wild species for peanut improvement, Crop Science (2017)
- The genome sequences of Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis, the diploid ancestors of cultivated peanut, Nature Genetics (2016)
- Registration of two multiple disease-resistant peanut germplasm lines derived from Arachis cardenasii Krapov. & WC Gregory, GKP 10017, Journal of Plant Registrations (2014)
- A high-density genetic map of Arachis duranensis, a diploid ancestor of cultivated peanut, BMC Genomics (2012)
- Comparative mapping in intraspecific populations uncovers a high degree of macrosynteny between A- and B-genome diploid species of peanut, BMC Genomics (2012)
- Diversity of Seed Storage Proteins of Arachis hypogaea and Related Species, Crop Science (2012)
- Population structure and marker-trait association analysis of the US peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) mini-core collection, Theoretical and Applied Genetics (2011)
- Assessment of oil content and fatty acid composition variability in different peanut subspecies and botanical varieties, Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization (2010)
- Oil content and fatty acid composition variability in wild peanut species, Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization (2010)