SFA Faculty Listing

Robert Bayer, Animal Science
Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Marianne Sarrantonio, Sustainable Agriculture
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Martin Stokes, Animal Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Human Nutrition
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Eric Gallandt

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Degree: Ph. D. 1994, University of Wisconsin
Phone: 207.581.2933
Email: gallandt@maine.edu
Location: 205 Roger Clapp Greenhouse
Website: Weed Ecology

Professional Interests: Sustainable agriculture, cropping systems, and weed ecology and management

Teaching: PSE 105 Principles of Sustainable Agriculture, PSE 203, Weed Biology and Identification, PSE 403 Weed Ecology

Research: My research program focuses on the dynamics and management of annual weeds in organic farming systems. Current research projects include evaluation and comparison of seed-, seedling-, and mulch-based management strategies in organic vegetables. We also continue to evaluate physical weed control, aiming to improve understanding of the sources of variability in cultivation-based seedling mortality. In a collaborative project with colleagues at the University of New Hampshire and University of Vermont, we are characterizing weed communities across northern New England to better understand likely responses to changing climate. Lastly, a new series of field experiments, motivated by questions from Maine farmers, is studying soil solarization as a weed management practice.

Recent Publications:

Birthisel, S.K.; Gallandt, E.R.; Jabbour, R.; Drummond, F.A. 2015. Habitat and time are more important predictors of weed seed predation than space on a diversified vegetable farm in Maine, USA. Weed Sci. 63:916-927.

Jabbour, R.; Zwickle, S.; Gallandt, E.R.; McPhee, K.E.; Wilson, R.S.; Doohan, D. 2014. Mental models of organic weed management: Comparison of New England US farmer and expert models. Renew. Agr. Food Syst. 29:319-333.

Ward, S.M.; Cousens, R.D.; Bagavathiannan, M.V.; Barney, J.N.; Beckie, H.J.; Busi, R.; Davis, A.S.; Dukes, J.S.; Forcella, F.; Freckleton, R.P.; Gallandt, E.R.; Hall, L.M.; Jasieniuk, M.; Lawton-Rauh, A./; Lehnhoff, E.A.; Liebman, M.; Maxwell, B.D.; Mesgaran, M.B.; Murray, J.V.; Neve, P.; Nunez, M.A.; Pauchard, A.; Queenborough, S.A.; Webber, B.L.  2014. Agricultural weed research: a critique and two proposals. Weed Sci. 62:672-678.

Jabbour, R.; Gallandt, E.R.; Le, S.Z.; Wilson, R.S.; Doohan, D.  2014. Organic farmer knowledge and perceptions are associated with on-farm weed seedbank densities in northern New England.  Weed Sci. 62:338-349.