Karen A. Garrett

Preeminent Professor

Plant Pathology Department

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

Emerging Pathogens Institute

University of Florida, PO Box 110680, Gainesville, FL 32611-0680, USA

karengarrett [[ @ ]] ufl.edu

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Ph.D. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

M.S. Statistics, Colorado State University

M.S. Plant Pathology and Weed Science, Colorado State University

B.S. International Agronomy (with distinction), Purdue University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015-present, Preeminent Professor, Plant Pathology Department, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida

2010-2015, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

2005-2010, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

2000-2005, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

1991-1996, Statistician, Savannah River Ecology Lab, University of Georgia

PUBLICATIONS

See Garrett Lab Publications

Recent awards

UF IFAS Global, International Achievement Award, 2017

UF IFAS, High Impact Publication Award, 2016  (for  Hernandez Nopsa, J. F., G. J. Daglish, D. W. Hagstrum, J. F. Leslie, T. W. Phillips, C. Scoglio, S. Thomas-Sharma, G. H. Walter, and K. A. Garrett. 2015. Ecological networks in stored grain: identifying key nodes for emerging pests and mycotoxins in postharvest networks.  BioScience 65:985-1002. [open access link])

SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Presentation, National Institute of Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (remote), 2 November 2018

Presentation, Session on: SEEDs or NO SEEDS: What is the dilemma? How to create root and tuber seed systems, Triennial Symposium of International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC), Cali, Colombia, 24 October 2018

Presentation with C. Vera Cruz, Session on: Rice Agroforestry: Prospects for Impact and Research Needs, 5th International Rice Congress, Singapore (remote), 17 October 2018

Keynote presentation, Session on: Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security, International Congress of Plant Pathology, Boston, Massachusetts, 31 July 2018

Presentation, Session on: Multi-Scale Influence of Weather on Pathogens and Disease Development, International Congress of Plant Pathology, Boston, Massachusetts, 31 July 2018

Workshop: Network analysis in R, International Congress of Plant Pathology, Boston, Massachusetts, 29 July 2018

Plenary presentation, 21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 20 June 2018

Workshop: Introduction to R, as part of the USAID AREA project, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 11-12 June, 2018

Presentation to Haitian Agricultural Ministry-Phytosanitary Group, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 8 June 2018

Presentation, UF IFAS Research Forum, Gainesville, Florida, 2 May 2018

Presentation, CGIAR RTB Pest Risk Assessment project meeting, Fera Science, Sand Hutton, UK, 9-11 April 2018

Workshop: Introduction to R and Networks in R, ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya, 4 April 2018

Presentations, CGIAR RTB Seed Systems project meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 27-30 March 2018

Commentary, Agricultural Research Connections Workshop (BecA-ILRI Hub), Nairobi, Kenya, 21 March 2018

Presentation, Workshop on “Advancing interdisciplinary invasion science at the University of Florida”, Gainesville, Florida, 20 February 2018

Presentation, Workshop on “Building resilience against crop diseases: a global surveillance system (GSS)”, Rockefeller Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, 15 February 2018

Panel presentation, ESPP Colloquium: Sustainable Food Systems in Developing Countries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 16 January 2018

Keynote presentation, Symposium on Global Change and Agroecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 15 January 2018

Keynote presentation, British Colombia Regional Annual Meeting of Canadian Phytopathological Society, Victoria, Canada (remote), 3 November 2017

Presentation, CGIAR RTB Pest Risk Assessment Annual Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda (remote), 3 October 2017

Presentation, CIAT, Cali, Colombia, 1 September 2017

Presentation, Corpoica, Bogota, Colombia, 31 August 2017

Presentation, Climate Change Symposium, American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 9 August 2017

Presentation, “Show Me the Money” Symposium, American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 6 August 2017

Presentation, Laurel Wilt-Ambrosia Beetle Research Panel meeting, Homestead, Florida, 11 July 2017

Presentation, Gaiser Lab retreat, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida, 9 July 2017

Workshop on Impact Network Analysis in R, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 13 May 2017

Presentations in RTB Seed Systems Workshop, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 8-12 May 2017

Presentation, 2017 UF/IFAS Extension Central District Faculty Symposium, Bushnell, Florida, 24 April 2017

Seminar, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi, 24 March 2017

Workshop on Impact Network Analysis, CIAT-Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam, 24 March 2017

Seminar, Tay Nguyen University, Ban Me Thuot, Vietnam, 20 March 2017

Workshop hosting and presentations, CGIAR RTB Seed Systems and Seed Degeneration, Gainesville, Florida, 12-16 December 2016

Presentation, Laurel Wilt Summit, Homestead, Florida, 2 November 2016

Presentation, USDA’s Invasive Pests and Diseases, Climate Change, Research and Innovation Fall Forum, Gainesville, Florida, 25 October 2016

Presentation, National Forum on Climate and Pests, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 5 October 2016

Presentation (recorded), Bioversity International Virtual Science Days, Month of September 2016

Workshop on network analysis, American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, 30 July 2016

Seminar, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, 20 April 2016

Keynote Presentation, Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Symposium, North Carolina State University, 23 March 2016

Presentation, CGIAR RTB annual meeting, Lima, 2015

Presentation at CGIAR RTB Pest Risk Assessment meeting, Kigali, Rwanda, 2015

Workshop hosting and presentations, CGIAR RTB, Gainesville, 2015

Keynote presentation, Agriculture and Climate Change, Amsterdam, 2015

Symposium presentation, American Society of Horticultural Science, New Orleans, 2015

Presentation, Plant Virus Workshop, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Knoxville, TN, 2015

Presentations, Climate Change and Cereal Production in Arid Environments, Minneapolis, 2015

Contributions to Forum, Microbiome Innovation: Roadmap to the Future, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC, 2015

Seminar, University of Idaho, 2014

Presentation, From the Ground Up: Translational Research Pathways to Improve Smallholder Lives, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, 2014

Keynote, British Society for Plant Pathology, 2014

Presentation, CGIAR RTB meeting, Wageningen, 2014

Presentation, Workshop on big data for smallholder farmers, Bellagio, Italy, 2014

Presentation, Workshop on ecosystem services and plant disease, Bellagio, Italy, 2014

Keynote, NED-APS meeting, 2014

Presentation at CGIAR RTB meeting, Kabale, Uganda, 2014

Presentations, RTB meeting, Arusha, Tanzania, 2013

Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2013

Presentation (remote), CCAFS meeting, Wageningen, Netherlands, 2013

Seminar, University of Minnesota, 2013

Impact network analysis workshop, NC APS meeting, 2013

Presentation and panel discussion, IAFRIC meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2013

Presentation, NC1179 Annual meeting, Kansas City, 2013

Presentation, International Plant Virus Epidemiology meeting, Arusha, Tanzania, 2013

Keynote and additional presentation, International Epidemiology Workshop, Beijing, China, 2013

Presentation, International Congress of Plant Pathology, Beijing, China, 2013

Seminar, CIAT, Cali, Colombia, 2013

Keynote, ASCOLFI meeting, Pereira, Colombia, 2013

Presentation (remote), RTB seed systems meeting, Wageningen, Netherlands, 2013

Keynote, NED-APS, Southbury, CT, 2013

Panel summary and presentation, AgMIP meeting, New York, 2013

Seminar, University of Brisbane, Australia, 2013

Seminar, Perth, Australia, 2013

Seminar, Viterra, Adelaide, Australia, 2013

Seminar, University of New Hampshire, 2012

Seminar, USDA Perennial Crops and Climate Change groups, College Park, MD, 2012

Featured presentation, Ag Outlook, Washington, DC, 2012

Workshop, MOSES Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse, WI, 2012

Seminar, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2012

Video seminar, CCAFS program, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012

Seminar, John Innes, UK, 2012

Presentation, NC-1179 Meeting, Kansas City, 2012

Presentation in Symposium, APS national meeting, Providence, RI, 2012

Keynote presentation, Plant Virus Ecology Network, Lawrence, KS, 2012

Presentations at CGIAR CCAFS meeting, Lima, Peru, 2012

Colloquium, Mathematics Department, Kansas State University, 2011

Presentation, USDA Ecotypes meeting, Manhattan, 2011

Presentation, USDA NC1179 meeting, Des Moines, IA, 2011

Seminar, Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 2011

Presentation, Plant Virus Ecology Network, Montpellier, France, 2011

Presentation, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011

Seminar, Plant Pathology Department, UC Davis, 2011

Presentation, Workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling, Kansas City, 2011

Comments for National Climate Assessment meeting, San Antonio, 2011

Presentation at SIDA meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 2010

Presentation at SP-IPM meeting, Bonn, Germany, 2010

Presentation at Konza Prairie LTER Workshop, 2010

Presentation at KSU International Agriculture Series, 2010

Presentation at KSU Epidemiology Workshop, 2010

Keynote presentation at Nordic climate change and plant disease meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 2010

Keynote presentation at Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease meeting, Ithaca, 2010

Keynote presentation at Canadian Plant Pathology Society annual meeting, Vancouver, 2010

Presentation at Soybean Rust Modeling Workshop, Pittsburgh, 2010

Presentation at ESA National Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2010

Workshop at APS National Meeting, Charlotte, 2010

Seminar for WINPAC, KSU BRI, 2010

Keynote presentation at climate change and plant disease meeting, Evora, Portugal, 2010

Keynote presentation at European Foundation for Plant Pathology biannual meeting, Evora, Portugal, 2010

Presentation at EPA, 2010

Presentation at USDA APHIS, College Park, MD, 2010

Presentation at Department of Homeland Security,Washington, DC, 2010

Presentation, Plant Disease Epidemiology workshop, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 17 Mar 2009

Presentation, Climate Change Symposium, University of Minnesota, 25 Mar 2009

Presentation, Plant Virus Ecology Network, Venice, Italy, 23 Apr 2009

Presentation, Climate Change Workshop, USAID, Washington, DC, 7 May 2009

Presentation, SANREM Altiplano Annual Meeting, La Paz, Bolivia, 30 June 2009

Workshop on Statistics in R, La Paz, Bolivia, 6-8 July 2009

Presentation, USAID, Washington, DC, 31 July 2009

Presentation, APS annual meeting, Portland, Oregon, 4 Aug 2009

Presentation, SANREM annual meeting, Washington, DC, 1 Sept 2009

Presentation at Midwest Weather Group Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 7 Oct 2009

Seminar, Horsham, Australia, 2 Dec 2009

Seminar, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3 Dec 2009

Seminar, CSIRO/University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 4 Dec 2009

Presentation at National Soybean Rust Symposium, New Orleans, 10 Dec 2009

Keynote presentation at International Epidemiology Workshop, Geneva, New York

Seminar, USDA, Beltsville, 22 Jan 2008

Seminar, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, 25 Jan 2008

Presentation, National Ecological Observatory Network microbe meeting, Baton Rouge, 15 Feb 2008

Presentation, Plant Virus Ecology Network meeting, Lansing, Michigan, 20 Mar 2008

Seminar, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 17 Apr 2008

Presentation, SANREM Adapting to Change Annual Meeting, Puno, Peru, 25 Apr 2008

Presentation, McKnight Climate Change in Andes Meeting, Lima, Peru, 30 Apr 2008

Presentations, SANREM general annual meeting, Manila, Philippines, 26-27 May 2008

Microarray Data Analysis Workshop with Z. Tang, APS National Meeting, Minneapolis, 26 July 2008

Presentation at APS annual meeting, Minneapolis, 27 July 2008

Presentation at ESA annual meeting, Milwaukee, 6 Aug 2008

Seminar, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia, 19 Aug 2008

Presentations at International Congress of Plant Pathology, Torino, Italy, 25 Aug 2008

Seminar, Bioversity, Rome, Italy, 29 Aug 2008

Seminar, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, 15 Feb 2007

Seminar, Plant Pathology Department, UC Davis, 12 Mar 2007

Talk, Ecosummit, Beijing, China, 23 May 2007

Seminar, Wichita State University, Kansas, 2007

Presentation at National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, 15 May 2007

Presentation, Ecological Society of America, annual meeting, 2007

Presentation, SANREM annual meeting, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 26 June 2007

Presentation, Climate change meeting, La Paz, Bolivia, 3 July 2007

National Academy of Science workshop on climate change and disease risk, Washington, DC, 4 Dec 2007

Presentations at USAID SANREM meeting in La Paz, Bolivia, 2006

Keynote presentation, 9th International Workshop on Plant Disease Epidemiology, Brittany, France, 2005

Presentation at 11th Cary Conference on Disease Ecology: Effects of Disease on Ecosystems and of Ecosystems on Disease, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York, 2005

Presentation at Biodiversity Workshop, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines, 2005

Presentation in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seminar series, Kansas State University, 2005

Seminar in Disease Ecology group at Washington State University, 2005

Seminar, Plant Pathology Department, UC Davis, 2005

Presentation at Ecological Genomics Symposium, Fall, Kansas City, 2005

Seminar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, Apr 2004

Seminar, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India, Apr 2004

Presentation, The Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Apr 2004

Seminar, APHIS, PERAL, July 2004

USDA guest presentation at NSF Microbial Observatories meeting, 2004

Seminar, Plant Pathology Department, Kansas State University, 2004

Presentations, Nordic Plant Pathology Course on Tropical Plant Pathology, Tune, Denmark, 2004

Presentation in Organized oral session, Ecological Society of America national meeting, 2003

Organized oral session talk, Plant disease in natural systems.  Ecological Society of America National Meeting, 2003

Presentation at meeting of National Intelligence Council for invasive species risks, Washington, DC, 2003.

Seminar, La Selva Biological Station (Organization for Tropical Studies), Costa Rica, 2002

Seminar, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, 2002

Seminar, Isla de Barro Colorado Station, Smithsonian Tropical Research Station, Panama, 20 Feb 2002

Seminar, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil, 2002

Presentation in Workshop on Durable Resistance, University of Minnesota, 2002

Symposium, New applications of statistical tools in plant pathology.  American Phytopathological Society National Meeting, 2002

Symposium, Evaluating benefits from Farmer Field Schools and Farmer Participatory Research.  American Phytopathological Society National Meeting, 2002

Meta-analysis workshop, with M. S. Rosenberg. American Phytopathological Society National Meeting, 2002.

Symposium presentation, International experience for graduate students.  American Phytopathological Society National Meeting, 2002

Seminar, Department of Biology, Florida International University, 27 Feb 2001

Seminar, USDA Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, Manhattan, KS, 10 Apr 2001

Seminar, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, 5 Nov 2001

Seminar, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 3 May 2001

Presentation, Global Initiative for Late Blight (GILB), Cochabamba, Bolivia, Feb 2001.

Summary position at conclusion of workshop, 8th International Workshop for Plant Disease Epidemiology, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 11 May 2001

Seminar, Land Institute, Salina, Kansas, 5 May 2000

Seminar, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico, 25 May 2000