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Academic staff and their research

Dr Jacqueline C. Bede (email: jacqueline [dot] bede [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7860

Plant-insect interactions focusing on defense responses of the model legume Medicago truncatula to caterpillar herbivory.

Dr Caroline Begg (email: caroline [dot] begg [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-8749

Soil-plant management in ecological agriculture and spatial variability of nutrients. Teaches management of nutrients in agricultural systems.

Dr Jean-Benoit Charron (email: jean-benoit [dot] charron [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-5634

Chromatin regulatory mechanisms of stress tolerance in cereals, epigenetics, genomics, molecular biology, Brachypodium dystachyon, barley, wheat.

Dr Sylvie de Blois (email: sylvie [dot] deblois [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7581

Ecology, vegetation dynamics, and management of protected and intensively managed landscapes, with an emphasis on rural landscapes.

Dr Danielle J. Donnelly (email: danielle [dot] donnelly [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7856

Plant tissue culture micropropagation, acclimatization, and screening for salinity tolerance. Raspberry, strawberry and potato.

Dr Pierre R. Dutilleul (email: pierre [dot] dutilleul [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7870

The development of statistical methods, with applications in time, space, genetics, and environmental sciences, and the study of spatio-temporal heterogeneity and its quantification in this context, including periodicity analysis.

Dr Anja Geitmann (email: anja [dot] geitmann [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Tel.: 514-398-7707

Plant development at cellular level and from a biomechanical point of view. Focus is on the mechanical principles governing cell morphogenesis and the logistics of cytoskeleton-mediated intracellular transport involved in cell wall assembly. Cell biology, live imaging and electron microscopy are combined with micromechanical experimentation and theoretical modeling.

Dr Valerie Gravel (email: valerie [dot] gravel [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-8132

Sustainable horticultural production systems with a specific emphasis on sheltered or greenhouse crops.

Dr Suha Jabaji (email: suha [dot] jabaji [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7561

Mycology. Mechanism of biological control of soil borne pathogens. Works with potato and beans.

Dr Ajjamada C. Kushalappa (email: ajjamada [dot] kushalappa [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7867

Epidemiology: Pre- and post-harvest disease monitoring, modeling, forecasting and management.

Dr Philippe Seguin (email: philippe [dot] seguin [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7855

Management, physiology and ecology of field crops. New crops and new crop uses. Crop quality.

Dr Jaswinder Singh (email: jaswinder [dot] singh [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7906

Plant breeding, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and genomics.

Dr Donald L. Smith (email: donald [dot] smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7866

Identification of problems in the physiology and production of crops. Nitrogen fixation in legumes, nitrogen metabolism, mycorrhizal symbiosis, ecology and production of crops.

Dr Martina V. Stromvik (email: martina [dot] stromvik [at] mcgill [dot] ca)

Tel.: 514-398-8627

Bioinformatics and genomics research on plant promoters, gene expression and functional anatomy.

Dr Marcia J. Waterway (email: marcia [dot] waterway [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7864

Variation and evolution in plant species, especially sedges; conservation biology of rare plants; wetland ecology.

Dr Alan K. Watson (email: alan [dot] watson [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7858

Weed biology and control with emphasis on using indigenous fungal pathogens as bioherbicides in agriculture, forestry and the urban environment.

Mr. David Wees (email: david [dot] wees [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7868

Teaches all aspects of horticulture (fruits, vegetables, floriculture, landscaping) and has a special interest in greenhouse crops and urban agriculture.

Dr Olivia Wilkins (email: olivia [dot] wilkins [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-8793

Regulatory networks that govern the response of cereal crops and forest trees to environmental change.

Associate Members

Dr Gregory Brown (email: gregory [dot] brown [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-6426, Fax: 514-398-5069

Organization and expression of plant mitochondrial DNA; cytoplasmic male sterility in plants.

Dr Timothy A. Johns (email: tim [dot] johns [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7847, Fax: 514-398-7739

Traditional use of plants for food and medicine in relationship with nutritional and health needs of indigenous people in different countries. Use of these plants in an environmentally sustainable way.


Adjunct professors

A. BERTRAND (email: annick [dot] bertrand [at] agr [dot] gc [dot] ca ) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Québec). Crop physiology and biochemistry.

B. MA (email:  baoluo [dot] ma [at] agr [dot] gc [dot] ca ) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa). Crop physiology.


Support staff

M. BLEHO (email: michael [dot] bleho [at] mcgill [dot] ca) - Technician, horticulture
Tel.: 514-398-7875, Fax: 514-398-7613

C. BOWES (email: carolyn [dot] bowes [at] mcgill [dot] ca) - Graduate Program Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-7560, Fax: 514-398-7897

L. BACHAND (email: lynn [dot] bachand [at] mcgill [dot] ca) - Administrative Assistant
Tel.: 514-398-7571, Fax: 514-398-7897

G. RIMMER (email: guy [dot] rimmer [at] mcgill [dot] ca) - Technician
Tel.: 514-398-7871, Fax: 514-398-7897

I. RITCHIE (email: ian [dot] ritchie [at] mcgill [dot] ca) - Technician, greenhouse

P. KIRBY (email: peter [dot] kirby [at] mcgill [dot] ca) - Technician, E.A. Lods Centre
Tel.: 514-398-7874



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Retired professors