In this role, he will work with the scholarly publications to advance the understanding and development of science and technology.
A professor of soil science in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Jim served as department head from 1997-2004 when he assumed vice-provost duties. He maintains an active research program and currently supervises/co-supervises a number of graduate students students. His research program addresses questions on the nature of the many beneficial interactions between plants and microorganisms, including the functional diversity of the microbial communities in the rhizosphere and endorhizosphere (i.e., endophytic bacteria and fungi) of plants, and how the interactions between this component of the microbiome and host plant influences plant health, nutrient cycling and ecosystem sustainability.
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