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Department of Plant Pathology

Dr. Karen Garrett

Dr. Karen Garrett

Adjunct Professor

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Kansas State University
4744 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1370
Fx: +1-785-532-5692

Education

  • Ph.D. Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 2000
  • M.S. Statistics, Colorado State University, 1992
  • M.S. Plant Pathology & Weed Science, Colorado State University, 1991
  • B.S. International Agronomy, Purdue University, 1985

Publications

  • Sparks, A.H., G.A. Forbes, R.J., Hijmans, and K.A. Garrett. 2011. A metamodeling framework for extending the application domain of process-based ecological models. Ecosphere 2:art90
  • Rouse, M.N., A.A. Saleh, A. Seck, K.H. Keeler, S.E. travers, S.H. Hulbert and K.A. Garrett. 2011. Genomic and resistance gene homolog diversity of the dominant tallgrass prairie species across the U.S. Great Plains precipitation gradient. PLoS ONE 6:e17641
  • Saleh, A.A., H.U. Ahmed, T.C. Todd, S.E. travers, K.A. Zeller, J.F. Leslie and K.A. Garrett. 2010. Relatedness of Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from tallgrass prairie, maize, soybean and sorghum. Molecular Ecology 19:79-91.
  • Cox, C.M., Garrett, K.A., Cox, T.S., Bockus, W.W., and Peters, T. 2005. Reactions of perennial grain accessions to four major cereal pathogens of the Great Plains. Plant Disease 89:1235-1240.
  • Cox, C.M., Garrett, K.A. and Bockus, W.W. 2005. Meeting the challenge of disease management in perennial grain systems. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 20:15-24.
  • Al-Naimi, F.A., Garrett, K.A. and Bockus, W.W. 2005. Competition, facilitation and niche differentiation in two foliar pathogens. Oecologia 143:449-457
  • Jiang, J., Garrett, K.A., Peterson, D.E., Harvey, T.L., Bowden, R.L. and Fang, L. 2005. The window of risk for emigration of Wheat streak mosaic virus varies with host eradication method. Plant Disease 89:853-858.
  • Garrett, K.A., Dendy, S.P., Power, A.G., Blaisdell, G.K., Alexander, H.A. and McCarron, J.K. 2004. Barley yellow dwarf disease in natural populations of dominant tallgrass prairie species in Kansas. Plant Disease 88:574.
  • Garrett, K.A., Kabbage, M. and Bockus, W.W. 2004. Managing for fine-scale differences in inoculum load: Seeding patterns to minimize wheat yield loss to take-all. Precision Agriculture 5:291-301.
  • Cox, C.M., Garrett, K.A., Bowden, R.L., Fritz, A.K., Dendy, S.P. and Heer, W.F. 2004. Cultivar mixtures for the simultaneous management of multiple diseases: Tan spot and leaf rust of wheat. Phytopathology 94:961-969.
  • Garrett, K.A., Kabbage, M. and Bockus, W.W. 2004. Managing for fine-scale differences in inoculum load: Seeding patterns to minimize loss to wheat take-all. Precision Agriculture 5:291-301.
  • Garrett, K.A., Madden, L.V., Hughes, G., and Pfender, W. 2004. New applications of statistical tools in plant pathology. Phytopathology 94:999-1003.
  • Ortiz, O., Garrett, K.A., Heath, J.J., Orrego, R., and Nelson, R.J. 2004. Management of potato late blight in the Andean highlands: Evaluating the benefits of Farmer Participatory Research and Farmer Field Schools. Plant Disease 88:565-571.
  • Rosenberg, M.S., Garrett, K.A., Su, Z. and Bowden, R.L. 2004. Meta-analysis in plant pathology for research synthesis. Phytopathology 94:1013-1017.
  • Garrett, K.A. and Bowden, R.L. 2002. An Allee effect reduces the invasive potential of Tilletia indica. Phytopathology 92:1152-1159.
  • Mundt, C.C., Cowger, C. and Garrett, K.A. 2002. Relevance of integrated disease management to resistance durability. Euphytica 124:245-252.

For a complete list of publications, see the Garrett Lab.

Research

Plant disease ecology, ecological genomics, agricultural biodiversity and resistance gene deployment, disease in natural systems, statistical applications in biology, international agriculture.

Staff & Students

  • John Hernandez Nopsa - Research Assiociate
  • Ravin Poudel - Ph.D. student
  • Bo Tong - M.S. Student