Donald Davis

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Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Research Summary

Health of hardwood forests, hardwood tree fungal pathogens and etiology of hardwood tree diseases, susceptibility of forest plants to ozone, temporal and spatial trends of mercury accumulation in the forest, biocontrol of artillery fungi (Sphaerobolusspp.) using spent mushroom compost, and biocontrol of tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) using Verticillium.

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Recent Publications

Response of sensitive and resistant snap bean genotypes to nighttime ozone concentration

Lloyd, K. L., Davis, D. D., Marini, R. P. & Decoteau, D. R., 2020, In: Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 145, 6, p. 331-339 9 p.

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Ozone-Sensitivity of Ten Milkweed Species (Asclepias spp.)

Mercado, M., Decoteau, D. R., Marini, R. & Davis, D. D., Nov 4 2020, In: Northeastern Naturalist. 27, 4, p. 656-668 13 p.

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Impact of Ammonia During Composting on Calonectria pseudonaviculata and C. henricotiae, Causal Agents of Boxwood Blight

Harvey, R. J., Shishkoff, N., Pecchia, J. A. & Davis, D. D., Apr 3 2019, In: Compost Science and Utilization. 27, 2, p. 116-123 8 p.

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Survival of Lab Grown Calonectria pseudonaviculata Microsclerotia During Small-Scale Composting

Harvey, R. J., Davis, D. D., Shishkoff, N. & Pecchia, J., Jan 2 2019, In: Compost Science and Utilization. 27, 1, p. 24-34 11 p.

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Genome sequence of a lethal vascular wilt fungus, verticillium nonalfalfae, a biological control used against the invasive ailanthus altissima

Kasson, M. T., Kasson, L. R., Wickert, K. L., Davis, D. D. & Stajich, J. E., Jan 24 2019, In: Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8, 4, e01619-18.

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Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina): A New Bioindicator to Detect Phytotoxic Levels of Ambient Ozone in the Eastern United States

Seiler, L. K., Decoteau, D. R., Marini, R. P. & Davis, D. D., Dec 1 2019, In: Northeastern Naturalist. 26, 4, p. 807-816 10 p.

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First report of Uromyces halstedii rust on native painted trillium in Pennsylvania

Davis, D. D. & Harvey, R. J., Feb 2018, In: Plant disease. 102, 2, p. 447 1 p.

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New records of rust disease caused by Uromyces halstedii in North America

Davis, D. D., Harvey, R. J. & Aime, M. C., 2018, In: Plant disease. 102, 11, p. 2382 1 p.

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Effects of nighttime ozone treatment at ambient concentrations on sensitive and resistant snap bean genotypes

Lloyd, K. L., Davis, D. D., Marini, R. P. & Decoteau, D. R., Jan 2018, In: Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 143, 1, p. 23-33 11 p.

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Sensitivity of Eleven Milkweed (Asclepias) Species to Ozone

Myers, A. C., Decoteau, D. R., Marini, R. & Davis, D. D., May 2018, In: Northeastern Naturalist. 25, 2, p. 265-276 12 p.

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