Progress 01/01/12 to 12/31/12
OUTPUTS: We have completed several projects contributing to system optimization for management of plant pathogens under global change. For example, Garrett et al. (in press) evaluated the effects of climate variability and the color of weather time series on agricultural diseases and pests, and also evaluated the effects of these patterns on the efficacy of decision making for disease management. They also developed a computer program for evaluating the effects of these patterns. Garrett et al. (2012) evaluated the prospects for managing plant health under climate change and proposed new experimental options for designing research spillover from plant genomics to understand the role of microbial communities. Skelsey et al. (in review) have developed a new approach for evaluating climate change impacts in maps of plant disease risk. We have presented in a number of symposia and meetings on these topics. Most recently, Garrett co-organized a meeting for the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program in Lima, Peru, to bring together an international team of scientists to address this topic. We have also engaged four statistics graduate students in projects related to this topic. PARTICIPANTS: These projects engaged students including the following: Xiuqin Bai, graduate student in Statistics Tennery Carrtar, undergraduate student Lorena Gomez-Montano, graduate student in Plant Pathology Girly Ramirez, graduate student in Statistics Bo Tong, graduate student in Statistics Lianqing Zheng, graduate student in Statistics Collaborators in other KSU departments include: Shawn Hutchinson, Geography Ari Jumpponen, Biology Bala Natarajan, ECE Caterina Scoglio, ECE Kim With, Biology Collaborators in other institutions include: Liz Borer, University of Minnesota Jorge Cusicanqui, Bolivia Andy Dobson, University of Oxford, UK Paul Esker, University of Wisconsin Greg Forbes, International Potato Center, China Miguel Angel Gonzales, FAO, Bolivia Bob Holt, University of Florida Scott Isard, Pennsylvania State University Jurgen Kroschel, International Potato Center, Peru Peter Motovalli, University of Missouri Simone Orlandini, University of Florence, Italy Adam Sparks, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines Henri Tonnang, International Potato Center, Peru Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri Partner organizations include: Ceres Trust CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program CGIAR Roots Tubers and Bananas program FAO International Food Policy Research Institute International Potato Center, Peru and China International Rice Research Institute Pennsylvania State University University of Florence, Italy University of Florida University of Minnesota University of Missouri University of Oxford University of Wisconsin TARGET AUDIENCES: We developed these projects to support US and international programs in improving plant disease management. We have engaged the international scientific community to increase the impact of the work. We have also provided training to students at KSU in research projects and through teaching a course in Ecology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens (PLPTH905). PROJECT MODIFICATIONS: Nothing significant to report during this reporting period.
We make it a priority to develop our outputs into publications. The outputs described above are published or in the process of being published. The new insights and models we have been developing have been adapted by CCAFS as part of their program for addressing climate change and plant disease, and we have been awarded research funds from CCAFS for new work in the area.
- Borer, E. T., J. Antonovics, L. L. Kinkel, P. J. Hudson, P. Daszak, M. J. Ferrari, K. A. Garrett, C. R. Parrish, A. F. Read, and D. M. Rizzo. 2011. Bridging taxonomic and disciplinary divides in infectious disease. EcoHealth 8:261-267 [published 2012].
- Cox, C. M., W. W. Bockus, R. D. Holt, L. Fang, and K. A. Garrett. 2013. The spatial connectedness of plant species: Potential links for apparent competition via plant diseases. Plant Pathology (in press).
- Garrett, K. A. 2012. Information networks for plant disease: Commonalities in human management networks and within-host signaling networks. [Invited] European Journal of Plant Pathology 133:75-88.
- Garrett, K. A., A. Dobson, J. Kroschel, B. Natarajan, S. Orlandini, H. E. Z. Tonnang, and C. Valdivia. 2013. The effects of climate variability and the color of weather time series on agricultural diseases and pests, and decision making for their management. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (in press).
- Garrett, K. A., G. A. Forbes, L. Gomez, M. A. Gonzales, M. Gray, P. Skelsey, and A. H. Sparks. 2012. Cambio climatico, enfermedades de las plantas e insectos plaga. In Cambio climatico en los Andes. E. Jimenez, ed. (in press)
- Garrett, K. A., A. Jumpponen, C. Toomajian, and L. Gomez-Montano. 2012. Climate change and plant health: Designing research spillover from plant genomics for understanding the role of microbial communities. [Invited] Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 34:349-361.
- Sutrave, S., C. Scoglio, S. A. Isard, J. M. S. Hutchinson, and K. A. Garrett. 2012. Identifying highly connected counties compensates for resource limitations when evaluating national spread of an invasive pathogen. PLoS ONE 7:e37793.