Area(s) of Expertise
Director for the Southern IPM Center. Her research, academic, and outreach programs focus on Sustainable Managed Landscapes. Recent projects include the restoration of historic Pinehurst No. 2 Golf Course, pollinator protection and habitat conservation, and water-stress tolerance in turfgrass and ornamental shrubs. She is also the NC IPM Coordinator and manages the EIP grant program for North Carolina.
- Environmental influences on growth and reproduction of invasive commelina benghalensis, International Journal of Agronomy (2016)
- Limited transpiration under high vapor pressure deficits of creeping bentgrass by application of Daconil-Action (R), Planta (2016)
- Management of aquatic vegetation in the Southeastern United States, Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2015)
PhD, Crop Science and Plant Pathology, NC State University (2006)
MS, Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee (2001)
BS, Biology, Earlham College (1998)