Selected papers from the lab specifically about fungi and oomycetes

Andersen Onofre, K. F., G. A. Forbes, J. Andrade-Piedra, C. E. Buddenhagen, J. C. Fulton, M. Gatto, Z. Khidesheli, R. Mdivani, Y. XingK. A. Garrett. 2021. An integrated seed health strategy and phytosanitary risk assessment: potato in the Republic of Georgia. Agricultural Systems 191:103144. [open access link]

Choudhury, R. A., H. L. Er, M. Hughes, J. Smith, G. Pruett, J. Konkol, R. Ploetz, J. Marois, K. A. Garrett, and A. H. C. van Bruggen. 2021. Host density dependence and environmental factors affecting laurel wilt invasion. Plant Pathology. [link]

Narouei-Khandan, H. A., S. K. Shakya, K. A. Garrett, E. M. Goss, N. S. Dufault, J. L. Andrade-Piedra, S. Asseng, D. Wallach, and A. H. van Bruggen, A.H. 2020. BLIGHTSIM: A new potato late blight model simulating the response of Phytophthora infestans to diurnal temperature and humidity fluctuations in relation to climate change. Pathogens 9:659. [open access link]

Xing*, Y.J. Hernandez Nopsa*, K. F. Andersen, J. Andrade-Piedra, F. Beed, G. Blomme, M. Carvajal Yepes, D. Coyne, W. Cuellar, G. Forbes, J. Kreuze, J. Kroschel, L. Kumar, J. Legg, M. Parker, E. Schulte-Geldermann, K. Sharma, and K. A. Garrett. 2020. Global cropland connectivity: A risk factor for invasion and saturation by emerging pathogens and pests. BioScience 70:744-758. [open access link]

Fayette, J., S. Bec, S. Loubeau, J. C. Fulton, K. A. Garrett, and C. L. Harmon. 2020. First report of Lasiodiplodia hormozganensis causing fruit rot of eggplant in Haiti. [Disease Note] Plant Disease 104:592 [open access link]

Ziska, L.H., B. A. Bradley, R. D. Wallace, C. T. Bargeron, J. H. LaForest, R. A. ChoudhuryK. A. Garrett, F. E. Vega. 2018. Climate change, carbon dioxide, and pest biology, managing the future: Coffee as a case study. Agronomy 8:152. [open access link]

Buddenhagen*C. E.,  J. F. Hernandez Nopsa*K. F. Andersen, J. Andrade-Piedra, G. A. Forbes, P. Kromann, S. Thomas-Sharma, P. Useche, and K. A. Garrett. 2017. Epidemic network analysis for mitigation of invasive pathogens in seed systems: Potato in Ecuador.  Phytopathology 107:1209-1218. [open access link]

Dendy, S. P., B. Tong, H. A. Alexander, P. A. Fay, L. Murray, Y. Xing, and K.  A. Garrett. 2017. A long-term study of burning effects on a plant pathogen in tallgrass prairie. Plant Pathology, Early View doi:10.1111/ppa.12678. [link]

Hondrade*, R. F., E. Hondrade*, L. Zheng*, F. Elazegui, J. Duque, C. C. Mundt, C. M. Vera Cruz, and K. A. Garrett. 2017. Cropping system diversification for food production in Mindanao rubber plantations: A rice cultivar mixture and rice intercropped with mungbean. PeerJ 5:e2975. [open access link]

Ploetz, R. C., P. E. Kendra, R. A. Choudhury, J. A. Rollins, A. Campbell, K. Garrett, M. Hughes, and T. Dreaden. 2017. Laurel wilt in natural and agricultural ecosystems: understanding the drivers and scales of complex pathosystems. Forests 8:48. [open access link]

Thomas-Sharma, S., J. Andrade-Piedra, M. Carvajal Yepes, J. Hernandez Nopsa, M. Jeger, R. Jones, P. Kromann, J. Legg, J. Yuen, G. A. Forbes, and K. A. Garrett. 2017. A risk assessment framework for seed degeneration: Informing an integrated seed health strategy for vegetatively-propagated crops. Phytopathology 107:1123-1135. [open access link]  [Interactive interface for exploring model behavior]

Garrett, K. A., E. E. Frank, S. P.  Dendy, J. F. Leslie, and A. Saleh. 2016. Microbiome engineers: Grazers, browsers, and the phytobiome stampede. bioRxiv:

Poudel, R., A. Jumpponen, D. C. Schlatter, T. C. Paulitz, B. McSpadden Gardener, L. L. Kinkel, and K. A. Garrett.  2016.  Microbiome networks: A systems framework for identifying candidate microbial assemblages for disease management.  Phytopathology 106:1083-1096. [open access link] [one of the most downloaded papers in Phytopathology]

Thomas-Sharma, S., A. Abdurahman, S. Ali, J. L. Andrade-Piedra, S. Bao, A. O. Charkowski, D. Crook, M. Kadian, P. Kromann, P. C. Struik, L. Torrance, K. A. Garrett, and G. A. Forbes. 2016. Seed degeneration in potato: the need for an integrated research and development strategy to mitigate the problem in developing countries.  Plant Pathology 65:3-16. [link] [CGIAR press release]

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] [UF press release] [UF/IFAS FAES High Impact Award winner]

Sanatkar, M. R., C. Scoglio, B. Natarajan, S. Isard, and K. A. Garrett. 2015. History, epidemic evolution, and model burn-in for a network of annual invasion: Soybean rust. Phytopathology 105:947-955. [open access link]

Sparks, A. H., G. A. Forbes, R. J. Hijmans, and K. A. Garrett. 2014. Climate change may have limited effect on the global risk of potato late blight. Global Change Biology 20:3621-3631. [link]

Cox, C. M., W. W. Bockus, R. D. Holt, L. Fang, and K. A. Garrett. 2013. The spatial connectedness of plant species: Potential links for apparent competition via plant diseases. Plant Pathology 62:1195-1438. [link]

Gomez-Montano, L., A. Jumpponen, M. A. Gonzales, J. Cusicanqui, C. Valdivia, P. Motavalli, M. Herman, and K. A. Garrett. 2013. Do bacterial and fungal communities in soils of the Bolivian Altiplano change under shorter fallow periods? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 65:50-59. [link] [Supplemental materials, including beautiful photos] [Associated R scripts]

Garrett, K. A. 2012. Information networks for plant disease: Commonalities in human management networks and within-host signaling networks. [Invited] European Journal of Plant Pathology 133:75-88. [link]

Garrett, K. A., A. Jumpponen, C. Toomajian, and L. Gomez-Montano. 2012. Climate change and plant health: Designing research spillover from plant genomics for understanding the role of microbial communities. [Invited] Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 34:349-361. [link]

Sutrave, S., C. Scoglio, S. A. Isard, J. M. S. Hutchinson, and K. A. Garrett. 2012. Identifying highly connected counties compensates for resource limitations when evaluating national spread of an invasive pathogen. PLoS ONE 7:e37793. [open access link]

Garrett, K. A., G. A. Forbes, S. Savary, P. Skelsey, A. H. Sparks, C. Valdivia, A. H. C. van Bruggen, L. Willocquet, A. Djurle, E. Duveiller, H. Eckersten, S. Pande, C. Vera Cruz, and J. Yuen. 2011. Complexity in climate change impacts: A framework for analysis of effects mediated by plant disease. Plant Pathology 60:15-30. [link]

Sparks, A. H., G. A. Forbes, R. J. Hijmans, and K. A. Garrett. 2011. A metamodeling framework for extending the application domain of process-based ecological models. Ecosphere 2:art90. [open access link]

Perez, P., C. Nicklin, O. Dangles, S. Vanek, S. Sherwood, S. Halloy, K. Garrett, and G. Forbes. 2010. Climate change in the High Andes: Implications and adaptation strategies for small-scale farmers. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 6:71-88. [link]

Saleh, A. A., H. U. Ahmed, T. C. Todd, S. E. Travers, K. A. Zeller, J. F. Leslie, and K. A. Garrett. 2010. Relatedness of Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from tallgrass prairie, maize, soybean, and sorghum. Molecular Ecology 19:79-91. [link]

Garrett, K. A., L. N. Zúñiga, E. Roncal, G. A. Forbes, C. C. Mundt, Z. Su, and R. J. Nelson. 2009. Intraspecific functional diversity in hosts and its effect on disease risk across a climatic gradient. Ecological Applications 19:1868-1883. [link]

Worapong, J., S. P. Dendy, Z. Tang, D. J. Awl, and K. A. Garrett. 2009. Limiting temperatures for urediniospore germination are low in a systemic rust fungus of tallgrass prairie. Mycologia 101:390-394. [link]

Han, X., S. P. Dendy, K. A. Garrett, L. Fang, and M. D. Smith. 2008. Comparison of damage to native and exotic tallgrass prairie plants by natural enemies. Plant Ecology 198:197-210. [link]

Bockus, W. W., Z. Su, K. A. Garrett, B. S. Gill, J. P. Stack, R. L. Bowden, A. K. Fritz, K. L. Roozeboom, and T. J. Martin. 2007. Number of experiments needed to determine wheat disease phenotypes for four wheat diseases. Plant Disease 91:103-108. [open access link]

Al-Naimi, F. A., K. A. Garrett, and W. W. Bockus. 2005. Competition, facilitation, and niche differentiation in two foliar pathogens. Oecologia 143:449-457. [link]

Cox, C. M., K. A. Garrett, T. S. Cox, W. W. Bockus, and T. Peters. 2005. Reactions of perennial grain accessions to four major cereal pathogens of the Great Plains. Plant Disease 89:1235-1240. [open access link]

Cox, C. M., K. A. Garrett, R. L. Bowden, A. K. Fritz, S. P. Dendy, and W. F. Heer. 2004. Cultivar mixtures for the simultaneous management of multiple diseases: Tan spot and leaf rust of wheat. Phytopathology 94:961-969. [open access link]

Garrett, K. A., M. Kabbage, and W. W. Bockus. 2004. Managing for fine-scale differences in inoculum load: Seeding patterns to minimize loss to wheat take-all. Precision Agriculture 5:291-301. [link]

Ortiz, O., K. A. Garrett, J. J. Heath, R. Orrego, and R. J. Nelson. 2004. Management of potato late blight in the Andean highlands: Evaluating the benefits of Farmer Participatory Research and Farmer Field Schools. Plant Disease 88:565-571. [open access link]

Rosenberg, M. S., K. A. Garrett, Z. Su, and R. L. Bowden. 2004. Meta-analysis in plant pathology: Methods for research synthesis. Phytopathology 94:1013-1017. [open access link]

Garrett, K. A. and R. L. Bowden. 2002. An Allee effect reduces the invasive potential of Tilletia indica. Phytopathology 92:1152-1159. [open access link]

Mundt, C. C., C. Cowger, and K. A. Garrett. 2002. Relevance of integrated disease management to resistance durability. Euphytica 124:245-252. [link]

Garrett, K. A., R. J. Nelson, C. C. Mundt, G. Chacón, R. E. Jaramillo, and G. A. Forbes. 2001. The effects of host diversity and other management components on epidemics of potato late blight in the humid highland tropics. Phytopathology 91:993-1000. [open access link]

Garrett, K. A., and C. C. Mundt. 2000. Effects of planting density and the composition of wheat cultivar mixture on stripe rust: An analysis taking into account limits to the replication of controls. Phytopathology 90:1313-1321. [open access link]

Garrett, K. A., and C. C. Mundt. 2000. Host diversity can reduce potato late blight severity for focal and general patterns of primary inoculum. Phytopathology 90:1307-1312. [open access link]

Beed, F., A. Benedetti, G. Cardinali, S. Chakraborty, T. Dubois, K. Garrett and M. Halewood. 2015. Climate change and micro-organism genetic resources for food and agriculture: State of knowledge, risks and opportunities. In Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and available at

Garrett, K. A. and S. P. Dendy. 2002. Prácticas culturales para el manejo del tizón tardío de la papa. [Cultural practices for late blight management.] Pages 111-120 in Complementando la Resistencia al Tizón (Phytophthora infestans) en los Andes. E. N. Fernández-Northcote, editor. Global Initiative for Late Blight, Lima, Peru.