Faculty Research Interests
Commodity marketing, industrial organization or market structure, price analysis, horse racing
Econometrics, economic analysis, quantitative analysis, forecasting, and wine
Environmental soil chemistry of heavy metal interactions with soil surfaces. Surface chemistry and surface physical chemistry of heavy metal sorption to soils.
Dietary patterns, nutrition, and health especially based on analyses of data from CSFII and NHANES; estimation of usual intakes of foods; dietary assessment; nutritional implications of food industry practices.
Immune mechanisms against animal diseases, particularly mastitis; vaccine development; development of tests for different aspects of white blood cell function (also applies to human medicine); multi-media development of course materials
J. Wyatt Brown
Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) of vegetable and herbs with special reference to lightly processed produce
Irrigation, drainage, drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, canal automation, irrigation project, water rights, water balance, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, furrow irrigation, salinity
Safety, ag safety, ag safety & health, occupational safety, machinery safety, ergonomics, safety training, safety engineering
Grape insect pest management, plant-insect interactions, insect response to plant water and nutrient status, spider mites, spiders in agriculture, cover cropping.
Nutritional profile of university students (comparative study between Japanese and US students); competency requirements for women managers (comparative study between Japanese and US organizations)
Fire in the Wildland/Urban Interface. Forest management activities on fuel loading and potential fire behavior. Forest regulation and its impact on California landowners.
Channel restoration; water quality monitoring; BMP's for minimizing erosion and water quality impacts; effects of timber harvesting on water quantity and quality hydrologic modeling
Soil chemistry; agronomy; land reclamation. Use of technology for teaching.
Dairy chemistry and technology with emphasis on cheese manufacture and ripening; fermented dairy foods; and food enzymology
Dairy herd management, cow comfort, artificial insemination, reproduction management and dairy safety.
Forest biometrics; statistical modeling and analysis (especially
parametric techniques); GIS and remote sensing
Outdoor and Wilderness Education, Adventure Recreation, Outcomes Associated with Participation, Means-End Theory.
David Green II
Plant pathology; Improved turfgrass management techniques;
Integrated pest management, specializing in turfgrass communities
Food safety; food quality; fruit and vegetable processing; water quality and water usage in food processing; food microbiology; air quality management in the processing environment; ozone as a germicide
Wholesale nurseries (nursery plant production); plant propagation; orchids; plant tissue culture; abiotic plant problems
Biological control of agricultural pests; biological control of weeds; non-target impact of arthropods introduced for the biological control of weeds; ecosystem management and biological control; biology and behavior studies of the natural enemies of agricultural and greenhouse pests; biology and taxonomy of native phytophagous flies; pollination ecology-non-apis pollinators; taxonomy of thrips parasitoids; mortality of native and pest thrips populations
Dairy cattle genetics; dairy cattle management
Recreation resource management; wilderness education; environ-mental education; wilderness management; park management; outdoor recreation; natural resources based tourism; ecotourism
Agribusiness Management, human resources management, appraisal, policy analysis.
Environmental and Wilderness Education, Outdoor and Camp Leadership, Adventure Travel and Tourism, Natural Resources Recreation.
Milk protein chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology; interaction of milk proteins with other components in foods; milk fat globule membrane function and composition; dairy products microbiology
High school agricultural education; FFA; teacher effectiveness; agricultural safety
Food thermal processing; microwave processing of food; food product development; food process development; international post harvest processing
Interactions between nutrition and immunology in companion, exotic and domestic avian nutrition.
Federal regulations concerning theorganic market and organic inputs; development of the certified organic seed market; institutional issues surrounding organic certification; trade and organics; writing issues of College of Agriculture students; assessment issues.
Urban forestry; forest/plant pathology; silviculture
Design and development of new food products including extruded and certified organic products and process operations; development of food plant sanitation and pest management operations that meet 7CFR-NOP requirements; utilization of agricultural process by-products and plant process streams; strategic planning of plant and process operations to meet 7CFR National Organic Program requirements; wine chemistry and analysis and human resource training in all food/wine analytical methods and instrumentation.
Coastal geomorphology and soils; the Coast Ranges of California (geology and soils); soil mineralogy; hydric solid and wetlands and subaqueous soils; soil erodibility; soils and water quality
Chicken fat composition as a function of diet. Organoleptic and fatty acid analysis of conventional, organic, and pasteured chickens. Complexity vs. neophobic tendencies. Does neophobia impact the consumer's hedonic response to spices and flavors? Fair Trade and the Cocoa Cooperative. Effectiveness of Fair Trade at improving quality of life for the cocoa farmer in West Africa and the Caribbean.
Director of CISSC
Agricultural policy issues with special reference to California specialty crops. Impacts of regulatory policy on agricultural producer competitiveness and natural resource and environment policy.
Expertise and interests are in sensory methodology, influential variables on food acceptability and intake, and dairy processing. Currently conducting research on sensory properties of whey cream-based buttermilk, and on flavor complexity and neophobia.
W. Keith Patterson
Grapes; vitis; grapevines; wine
Molecular biotechnology applied to animal systems; Molecular investigations of bioactive nutrients, nutrient-gene interactions, animal functional genomics.
Crop nutrition; soil fertility; cropping systems; soil conservation; sustainable agriculture; precision farming
Silviculture; forest harvesting; wood quality; forest policy; forest ecosystem management; environmental analysis (e.g., NEPA, CEQA), fire ecology; forest health; distance learning
Animal Biotechnology, mammalian sperm characteristics, embryo manipulation, enhancing conception rates.
IPM; weed science; biorational and low impact methods of pest control
Soil classification and mapping; land use planning; heavy metal contamination; soil-viticulture relationships; watershed monitoring
Analysis of domestic and international policies applied to food markets; traceability issues in agriculture; the economic implications of nutritional recommendations.
Integrated Pest Management; post-harvest disinfestation via controlled atmospheres; biological control
Emerging electronic flow measurement technologies. Irrigation, flow measurement, drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, furrow irrigation, evapotranspiration, pumps, concrete structures, canal automation, water investigations, water balances, international water projects, and modernization.
Resource economics; statistical analysis (especially parametric
techniques), forest ecosystem management; urban forestry.
Agricultural finance; farm management
Dairy food chemistry (physical properties - rheological, thermal, particle size, proximate composition, proteolysis) and science/technology for product manufacture (cheese, frozen desserts, dairy concentrates and powders, butter and spreads, milk composition, cultured dairy foods); bioseparation processes particularly membrane separation processes applied to food systems; development of new dairy foods and food products. Continuing education and outreach to suppliers and users of dairy foods and ingredients. Training and development of dairy industry internationally (SE Asia, China, Latin America)
Leadership; motivation; ag communication (applied and curriculum development); computers in secondary ag education; career development in agriculture
Non-point source of pollution abatement through wetlands; environmental audits and assessments; resources planning and management; endangered species; habitat management plans
Animal waste; anaerobic digestion; methane; renewable energy; compost; sustainable agriculture; biomass energy
Development of mechanical systems for Agriculture. Three-dimensional solid and dynamic modeling. Hydraulic applications.