Dr. Mark Gleason

People
Professor
Photograph of Mark Gleason

Fruit and vegetable research

My lab specializes in  research on three major fruit and vegetable crop diseases: bacterial wilt of cucurbits, sooty blotch and flyspeck of apples, and anthracnose fruit rot of strawberries. Scope of  our research ranges from pathogen detection to sustainable disease management tactics, disease epidemiology, pathogen genetics, evolutionary biology, and functional genomics.

Teaching

I teach a broad range of courses from Integrated Pest Management of turfgrasses to ecologically based pest management, tropical agriculture, disease management, research ethics, and professional speaking skills.

Area of Expertise: 
Horticultural Diseases
Disease Management
Education: 
B.S., Biology, Carleton College, 1972
M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1976
PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1980
PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1985
Contact
515-294-0579
3201 ATRB
Ames
Iowa
50011-1020