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Agroecology Publications

Our faculty and students are at the frontier of sustainable agriculture research.

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
    • Berthold, D.E., N. Jungman, N. Engene, K. Jayachandran, M. Gantar, H.D. Laughinghouse, and K.G. Shetty. "Omega-7 producing alkaliphilic diatom Fistulifera sp. (Bacillariophyceae) from Lake Okeechobee, Florida." Algae, 35 (1): 91-106, 2020.
    • Brown, C., M.G. Bhat, J.S. Rehage, A. Mirchi, R. Boucek, V. Engel, P. Mozumder, D. Watkins, J.S. Ault, and M. Sukop. “Ecological-economic assessment of the effects of freshwater flow in the Florida Everglades on recreational fisheries.” Sciences of the Total Environment, 627 (15), 2018, pp. 480–493.
    • Estevez, C.L., M.G. Bhat, and D.B. Bray. “Commodity chains, institutions and domestic policies of organic and fair trade coffee in Bolivia.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 42 (3), 2018, pp. 299-327.
      Jungman, A., M.G. Bhat, K. Jayachandran, and B. Gowda. “An assessment of biodiesel feedstock conversion efficiency: A case study of decentralized biofuel production program in rural India.” International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 8 (1), 2017, pp. 47–63.
    • Medina, M., K. Jayachandran, M.G. Bhat, and A. Deoraj. “Assessing plant growth, water quality and economic effects from application of a plant-based aquafeed in a recirculating aquaponic system.” Aquaculture International, 23 (4), 2015.
    • Medina, M., K. Jayachandran, M.G. Bhat, and D. Specca. “Recirculating aquaculture systems (SAR) and aquaponics for urban food production, with a pictorial guide to aquaponics.” In Sowing Seeds in the City: Ecosystem and Municipal Services. 2016, pp. 293-308.
    • Moonilall, N., S. Reed, and K. Jayachandran. “The effects of insect rearing waste compost on Helianthus annuus and Tithonia rotundifolia.” Agrotechnology, 5 (2), 2016, pp. 153-157.
    • Shetty, K.G., D.V. Rivadeneira, K. Jaychandran, and D.M. Walker. “Isolation and molecular characterization of the fungal endophytic microbiome from conventionally and organically grown avocado trees in South Florida" Mycological Process. 15 (9), 2016, pp. 977-986.
    • Soti, P.G. and K. Jayachandran. “Effect of exotic invasive old world climbing fern (lygodium microphyllum) on soil properties.” Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 16 (4), 2016, pp. 930-940.
    • Toprak, B., P. Soti, E. Jovel, L. Alverado, and K. Jayachandran. “Mycorrhizal fungi status in organic farms of South Florida.” Mycosphere, 8 (7), 2017, pp. 951-958.
  • Journal Publications
    • Bhat, M. G., A. Rajendra, and M. G. Chandrakanth, "Optimal Management of Small Confined Groundwater Aquifers." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2009 (under review).
    • Stone, K., M. Bhat, R. Bhatta, A. Mathews. 2007. Factors Influencing Community Participation in Mangroves Restoration: A Contingent Valuation Study. Ocean & Coastal Management, 51: 476-484, 2008.
    • Suwa, R., K. Jayachandran, N. Nguyen, A. Boulenouar, K. Fujita, H. Saneoka. 2008. Barium Toxicity Effects in Soybean Plants. Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology, 2008 Feb 8; 18259801 (PSEBD).
    • Shetty, Kateel G., K. Jayachandran, K. Quinones, Kevin E. O'Shea, T. A. Bollar and M. R. Norland. Allelopathic Effects of Ragweed Compound Thiarubrine-A on Brazilian Pepper. Allelopathy Journal. 2007.
    • Clarke, T., K.G. Shetty, K. Jayachandran, and M.R. Norland.. Myrothecium verrucaria - a potential biological control agent for the invasive "old world" climbing fern, Lygodium microphylum. Biocontrol, DOI 10.1007/S10526-006-9035-3. 2006.
    • Reed, S., D. Shinde, K. Konomi, K. Jayachandran, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and M.R. Savabi. Phosphorus leaching potential from compost amendments in a carbonatic soil. Soil Science, 171: 865-873. 2006.
    • Sah, S., S. T. Reed, K. Jayachandran, C. Dunn, and J. B. Fisher. The Effect of Repeated Short-term Flooding on Mycorrhizal Survival in Snap Bean Roots. HortScience, 41: 598-602. 2006.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2016. Application of canopy sensors for nitrogen assessment management in chrysanthemum. HortScience. 51 (7): 915-920.
    • Dunn, B.L., Shrestha, A., Goad, C. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2015. Use of optical sensors to assess Gaillardia Foug. nitrogen status. Journal of Applied Horticulture. 17 (3): 181-185.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Sinniah, U.R., Lynch, P., Kadir, M.A., Kadzimin, S.B. and Maziah, M. 2011. Cryopreservation of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBs) of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson by Encapsulation-Dehydration. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture. 107 (3): 471-481.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Sinniah, U.R., Kadir, M.A., Kadzimin, S.B and Maziah, M. 2011. In-vitro Induction and Proliferation of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBs) from Leaf Segments of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. Plant Growth Regulation. 65 (2): 381-387.
    • James Antony, J.J., Sinniah, U.R., Ceong, C.L., Pobathy, R., Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Sreeramanan, S. 2011. Selected potential encapsulation - dehydration parameters on Dendrobium Bobby Messina protocorm - like bodies using TTC analysis. Australian Journal of Crop Sciences. 5 (13): 1817-1822.
    • Sreeramanan, S., Sinniah, U.R., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Periasamy, S. and James, J. 2011. Fundamental concept of cryopreservation using Dendrobium sonia-17 protocorm-like bodies by encapsulation-dehydration technique. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (19): 3902-3907.
    • Khoddamzadeh A.A, Sinniah U.R, Kadir M.A, Kadzimin S.B, Maziah, M. and Sreeramanan, S. 2010. Detection of Somaclonal Variation by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis During Micropropagation of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. African Journal of Biotechnology. 4 (90): 6632-6639.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Sinniah, U.R., Kadir, M.A., Kadzimin, S.B. and Maziah, M. 2011. Synthetic Seed Production: Establishment of a Short-term Storage Method via Encapsulation of PLBs in Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. Seed Science and Technology. 39 (3): 697-702.
    • Zainudin, M., Julkifle, A.L., Pobathy, R., Sinniah, U.R., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., James Antony, J.J. and Sreeramanan, S. 2011. Preliminary analysis on cryopreservation of Dendrobium/ Bobby Messina orchid using an encapsulation-dehydration technique with Evans blue assay. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (56): 11870-11878.
  • Master's Theses
    • Alvarez-Ventura, S. Measuring Impacts of Neem Oil and Amitraz on Varroa destructor and Apis Mellifera in Different Agricultural Systems of South Florida. Florida International University. 2011.
    • Cuadrado, Cristina. Effects of a switchgrass buffer strip on soil microorganisms near a field applied with endosulfan. 2007.
    • Hoffman, Christina N. Geospatial mapping and analysis of water availability-demand-use with Mara River Basin. 2007.
    • Sheahan, Christopher. Ecological, economic, and organizational dimensions of organic farming in Miami-Dade County. 2006.
    • Stone, Kathy L. Community participation in mangrove reforestation in Karnataka, India: an interdisciplinary study. 2007.
  • Conference Publications
    • Duarte, E., Vandenberg, K., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Supurna, D., Mathee, K. and Jayachandran, K. 2016. Panax Ginseng Extracts as a Novel Antibiotic. ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Font, A., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Supurna, D., Mathee, K. and Jayachandran, K. 2016. Anti-Bacterial Properties of the Annona Montana. ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Barraza, G.A., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Riera, D. and Jayachandran, K, Shetty, K. Handheld Sensors Application for Fertilizer Management in Landscaping Ornamental Justifia Brandegeana. 2016. ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Riera, D., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Lewis, C., Vendrame, W. and Jayachandran, K. 2016 Commercial Orchid Production: Artificial/Synthetic Seed Approach. ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Riera, D., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Lewis, C., Vendrame, W. and Jayachandran, K. 2016 Orchids on Ice: Protecting Imperiled Floridian Orchids through Cryopreservation. ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2015. In-vitro Conservation Methods in Rain lilies. ASHS Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2015. Cultivar evaluation and precision water assessment in grapevine. ASHS Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2014. Embryo rescue and synthetic seed production in rain lilies. ASHS Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2014. Artificial seed and cryopreservation in horticultural crops. ASHS Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2014. Application of precision agriculture technology to determine N level in Chrysanthemum. ASHS Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
    • Roustami, M., Rasam, G.A. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2013. Investigations on the cardinal temperatures for germination of two weeds; Xanthium strumarium L. and Hyoscyamus niger L. 5th Iranian Weed Science Conference. August 24-26. Proceeding paper, University of Tehran, Iran.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Safarnejad, A. 2012. Ornamental Preseravtions. 3rd Iranian Agricultural Biotechnology Conference. Sep 3-5. Proceeding paper, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
    • Zarghami, R., Hesar, N., Seif, E. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2012. Evaluation of different IBA hormone treatments on rooting of Elberta cultivar in Peach. 3rd Iranian Agricultural Biotechnology Conference. September 3-5. Proceeding paper, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
    • Moghimi, Z, Safarnejad, A. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2012. Calluse induction and proliferation and flavonoid compounds extraction in Crataegus spp. 3rd Iranian Agricultural Biotechnology Conference. September 3-5. Proceeding paper, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
  • Presentations at Conferences
    • Dunifan, S. K. Jayachandran, C. Durairaj and H. C. Sharma. 2008. An Exploration into Integrated Pest Management in South India. American Society for Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America and Crop Science Society of America, Huston, Texas, October, 2008.
    • Melesse, A., McClain, M. Abira, W. Mutayoba, Hydrometrology of the Mara River Basin, Kenya/Tanzania: Trend analysis and Wavelet application. ASCE- EWRI. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2008.
    • Melesse, A., McClain, M., M. Abira, W. Mutayoba, Wang, X., SWAT application for evaluation of future land cover and rainfall regime change scenarios on the flow of Mara River, Kenya/Tanzania." ASCE-EWRI. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2008.
    • Koptur, Suzanne, H. Gamper, R. Khorsand, and S. Oberbauer. Leaf size differences after hurricane damage in woody plants of subtropical Everglades upland forests. Paper presentation at the Tropical Biology section, Joint Congress of the Botanical Society of America and American Society of Plant Biologists, Chicago, IL. 2007.
    • K. Stone, M. Bhat and R. Bhatta. "Shrimp Aquaculture in Florida: A Sustainable Model." Poster accepted for presentation at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, November 2006.
    • Sah, S., S. Reed, and K. Jayachandran and A. Hartley. "Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Response to Flooding in Snap Bean Cultivation in South Florida." Paper accepted for presentation at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, November 2006.
    • Jayachandran, K. M. Bhat, G. Bobeche, C. Clark-Cuadrado, and A. Melesse. "Agroecology Program at Florida International University." Paper to be present at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, November 2006.
    • Reed, S., D.Shinde, K. Konomi, K. Jayachandran, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and M. Savabi. Phosphorus Leaching Potential from Compost Amendments in a Carbonatic Soil. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. November 2006.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2016. “Novel Challenges and Opportunities in Tropical Ornamental Horticulture: Orchid Biotechnology” in 2016 ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. The title of the talk: Why Artificial/Synthetic Seed Technology in Orchids?
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2015. Embryo rescue and artificial seed encapsulation treatments in flowers. ASHS Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2015. Evaluating the impact of Superabsorbent Polymers on grapevine water management. ASHS Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2014. Plant gene banking in the Middle East and South East Asia, Its Potentials and Challenges. International Division, American Society for Horticultural Science. ASHS Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Safarnejad, A. 2012. Cryopreservation and synthetic seed production. 3rd Iranian Agricultural Biotechnology Conference. Sep 3-5. Proceeding paper (keynote speaker), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
  • Presentations at FIU
    • Abdo, M. Growing Practice of Sustainable Agriculture: Drivers and Causes Leading to Implementation of Sustainable Strategies by Local Communities in Indonesia. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Brahim, N. Small Holder Resource Management in the Amala Watershed. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Escandon, A. Constructed Wetlands in San Andres, El Salvador. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Escobedo, R. Avocado Production and Best Management Practices for Avocados in the Region Metropolitana, Chile. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Foss, J. Lessons from Oaxaca, Mexico: Realities of Organic Coffee Production. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department. Florida International University, January 2008.
    • Ter-Ghazaryan, D. Green Parks and Agriculture in the Urban and Semi-Urban Landscape of Yerevan, Armenia. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Tunkuda, N.. The Impact of Sugarcane Farming on the Water Quality of the Black River Basin, Jamaica. Presented at the Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Vazquez, J. National Center of Farming and Forest Technology in El Salvador. Presented at the 2008 Agroecology Symposium, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. January 2008.
    • Valverde, K. Organic Farming-You can Help Us Save the World. Student Research Report, Agroecology Program, Florida International University. 2007. http:/agroecology.fiu.eduStudent%20Research/Valverde/OrganicFarming_KatherineValverde.pdf.
    • Abdo M.. Linking livelihoods to the landscape: integrating local ecological knowledge to improve sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Indonesia. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. July 2006.
    • Bobeche, G. Socio-economic and ecological dimensions of organic agriculture in South Florida. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. July 2006.
    • Brahim, N. Trees and tea in the East African Highlands. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University, July 2006.
    • Clark-Cuadrado, C. Summer internship with the USDA-NRCS. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University, July 2006.
    • Hoffman, C. Geo-spatial analysis of water-demand-use with in the Mara River Basin (MRB) in Eastern Africa. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University, Miami. July 2006.
    • Pacheco, J.. Biological control of Brazilian pepper. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University.July 2006.
    • Quave, C. Integration and management of plants as functional foods and medicines in home gardens and vineyards of Southern Italy. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. July 2006.
    • Sah, S. Effect of flooding on arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization in bean plans. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. July 2006.
    • Stone, K. Policies to mitigate ecological effects of shrimp farming: A comparative study of Florida and Karnataka, India. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. July 2006.
    • Trujillo, D. Mycorrhizal Response to Salinity in Snap Beans. Student Research Report, Agroecology Program, Florida International University. 2006. http:/agroecology.fiu.eduStudent%20Research/Trujillo/Snap_Beans.pdf.
    • Jayachandran, K. Biological Control of Invasive Plant Species. Seminar presented at Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University. 2006.
    • Valverde, K. Experience on summer internship in organic farming. Poster and oral presentation at Agroecology Workshop, Environmental Studies Department, Florida International University, Miami. July 2006.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2016. Smart Application Technology for Sustainable Nursary Production Management. International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. Miami, FL.
    • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2016. Sustainable Horticulture in the Subtropics. International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. Miami, FL.
  • Poster Presentations
    • Alarcon, M.A. and J. Herrera. “Miami-Dade County: Local food, global place.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Alexis, D. “The impact of climate change on South Florida agriculture.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2015.
    • Alvarez, A. “Biogas slurry as an alternative to conventional fertilizer.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Barraza, G.A., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, A. Freidenreich, D. Riera, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Non-destructive handheld sensors for sustainable fertilizer management in Justifia brandegeana.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Barraza, G.A., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, A. Freidenreich, D. Riera, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Non-destructive handheld sensors for sustainable fertilizer management in Justifia brandegeana.” USDA HSI Principal Investigators' Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2017.
    • Barraza, G.A., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, D. Riera, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Handheld sensors application for fertilizer management in landscaping ornamental Justifia Brandegeana.” ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2016.
    • Becnel, A., M.G. Bhat, and A. Melesse. “Land use and water quality correlations in Miami-Dade, FL.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Betancourt, E. and K. Jayachandran. “Dactylaria higginsii and glyphosate as control agents of purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus).” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Betancourt, E. and K. Jayachandran. “Evaluation of crop seed powders as amendments for purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) control compared to a traditional herbicide, Roundup.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2015.
    • Betancourt, E., M.G. Bhat, K. Jayachandran, K.G. Shetty and A.A. Khoddamzadeh. “Innovative curriculum for agriculture training and career for Hispanics.” USDA HSI Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2017.
    • Bhat, M.G., K. Jayachandran, K.G. Shetty, A.A. Khoddamzadeh, S. Alvarez-Ventura, and E. Betancourt. “FIU Agroecology Program: Innovative curriculum for student academic and career success.” Faculty Inaugural Curriculum Showcase. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Brown, C.E., M.G. Bhat, J. Rehage, R. Boucek, V. Engel, and M. Sukop. “Integrating economic and biophysical models for ecosystem services valuation in the Florida Everglades.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Brown, C.E., M.G. Bhat, J. Rehage, R. Boucek, V. Engel, and M. Sukop. “Integrating economic and biophysical models for ecosystem services valuation in the Florida Everglades.” National Conference and Global Forum for Science, Policy, and the Environment. Washington, D.C. 2017.
    • Brown, C.E., M.G. Bhat, J. Rehage, R. Boucek, V. Engel, and M. Sukop. “Integrating economic and biophysical models for ecosystem services valuation in the Florida Everglades.” South Florida Water, Sustainability, and Climate Project Investigator Meeting. Jupiter, FL. 2017.
    • Bully, C. “Survey on teachers’ perception of students’ perception of plant-focused agricultural sciences.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Calzadilla, D., M. Tiedeman, A. Freidenreich, and K. Jayachandran. “Occulation vs. tillage: Does cover crop termination method influence dynamic soil properties?” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Calzadilla, D., M. Tiedeman, A. Freidenreich, and K. Jayachandran. “Occulation vs. tillage: Does cover crop termination method influence dynamic soil properties?” ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. 2017.
    • Cicilio, E., D.P. Harper, and N. Labbe. “Implications of the genetic modification of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) cell wall recalcitrants on plant stem toughness.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Cicilio, E. “Improved ecosystem services in agricultural systems through the intercropping of hybrid poplar and switchgrass cultivars.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Cordoba, E. “Food security perspectives in the commonwealth of the Bahamas.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Covington, M., K. Jayachandran, KG. Shetty, and J. Downing. “Prospective propagation techniques for the ghost orchid to improve survivorship once deflasked.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Dautel, J.E. “Developing remote sensing tools to identify flooding stress risk in avocado trees.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Dautel, J.E. “Developing remote sensing tools to identify flooding stress risk in avocado trees.” ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2016.
    • De la Rosa, N., B. Toprak, N. Damaso, and K. Jayachandran. “Comparison of rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere microbial communities of avocado trees between four different soil conditions in Miami-Dade County, FL.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • De la Rosa, N. “Isolation and characterization of alkaline-tolerant freshwater microalgae from Lake Okeechobee for algae-based biofuel production.” American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Boston, MS. 2014.
    • De la Rosa, N. “Isolation and characterization of alkaline-tolerant freshwater microalgae from Lake Okeechobee for algae-based biofuel production.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • De Stefano, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, and J. Downing. “In-vitro propagation of Florida's native orchid.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • De Stefano, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, and J. Downing. “In-vitro propagation of Florida's native orchid.” Florida Native Plant Society’s 38th Annual Conference. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Dominguez, J., K. Jayachandran, M.G. Bhat, and K.G. Shetty. “Discovery and screening of potential antimicrobial compounds against ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus.’” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Dominguez, J., K. Jayachandran, M.G. Bhat, and K.G. Shetty. “Discovery and screening of potential antimicrobial compounds against ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus.’” USDA HSI Principal Investigators' Meeting. Washington, D.C. 2018.
    • Duarte, E., K. Vandenberg, A.A. Khoddamzadeh, D. Supurna, K. Mathee, and K. Jayachandran. “Panax ginseng extracts as a novel antibiotic.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Duarte, E., K. Vandenberg, A.A. Khoddamzadeh, D. Supurna, K. Mathee, and K. Jayachandran. “Panax ginseng extracts as a novel antibiotic.” ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2016.
    • Duarte, E., K. Vandenberg, A.A. Khoddamzadeh, D. Supurna, K. Mathee, and K. Jayachandran. “Panax ginseng extracts as a novel antibiotic.” USDA HSI Principal Investigators' Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2017.
    • Estevez, C.E. “Interning abroad: How changing places changes everything.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Estevez, C.E. “A market study of Bolivian coffee.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2015.
    • Fleurissaint, A. “Effects of control release fertilizers on nutrient leaching, palm growth, and production cost” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Fleurissaint, A. J. Saunders, and S. Reed. “The effects of control release fertilizer packets on nutrient leaching.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Freidenreich, A., B. Harris, P. Soti, E. Betancourt, S. Gaffar, and K. Jayachandran. “Effects of prescribed burn on pine rockland soil health and plant communities within the FIU nature preserve.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Freidenreich, A., B. Harris, P. Soti, E. Betancourt, S. Gaffar, and K. Jayachandran. “Effects of prescribed burn on pine rockland soil health and plant communities within the FIU nature preserve.” ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2016.
    • Freidenreich, A., B. Harris, P. Soti, E. Betancourt, S. Gaffar, and K. Jayachandran. “Effects of prescribed burn on pine rockland soil health and plant communities within the FIU nature preserve.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Miami, Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Freidenreich, A., B. Harris, P. Soti, E. Betancourt, S. Gaffar, and K. Jayachandran. “Effects of prescribed burn on pine rockland soil health and plant communities within the FIU nature preserve.” Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Meeting. Coral Springs, FL. 2017.
    • Freidenreich, A., P. Soti, and K. Jayachandran. “Comparison of synthetic versus organic herbicides and insecticides on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonization of okra (Abelmoschus esculentes).” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Freidenreich, A., P. Soti, and K. Jayachandran. “Comparison of synthetic versus organic herbicides and insecticides on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonization of okra (Abelmoschus esculentes).” ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. 2015.
    • Freidenreich, A., P. Soti, and K. Jayachandran. “Comparison of synthetic versus organic herbicides and insecticides on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonization of okra (Abelmoschus esculentes).” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Gaffar, S., J.E. Dautel, G. Khadka, and K. Jayachandran. “Biochar characterization and effects on soil health and plant growth.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Gaffar, S., J.E. Dautel, G. Khadka, and K. Jayachandran. “Management of South Florida invasive plant species through biochar production.” ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. 2017.
    • Gaffar, S., J.E. Dautel, G. Khadka, and K. Jayachandran. “Management of South Florida invasive plant species through biochar production.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Garbinski, L., M. Yoshinaga, and B.P. Rosen. “Degradation of organoasernical growth promoters.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Garbinski, L., M. Yoshinaga, and B.P. Rosen. “Degradation of organoasernical growth promoters.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Garcia, E. “The effect of climate change on lentil (Lens culinaris) suitability in Ethiopia.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Garcia, E. “The effect of climate change on lentil land races.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Gibson, L. “Comparative tolerance assessment of fresh and marine water phototrophic microorganisms to nano and bulk zinc oxides.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Gibson, L. “Comparative tolerance assessment of fresh and marine water phototrophic microorganisms to nano and bulk zinc oxides.” American Society for Microbiology: Microbe. Boston, MA. 2016.
    • Gil-Acevedo, J., M. Gantar, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Sensitivity of marine cyanobacteria and green microalgae to nano and bulk zinc oxides.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Gil-Acevedo, J., M. Gantar, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Sensitivity of marine cyanobacteria and green microalgae to nano and bulk zinc oxides.” American Society for Microbiology: Microbe. Atlanta, GA. 2018.
    • Gil-Acevedo, J., M. Gantar, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Sensitivity of marine cyanobacteria and green microalgae to nano and bulk zinc oxides.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Gonzalez, L., B. Brosi, C. Morozumi, and L. Xingwen. “The effects of early snow-melt on the pollination and seed production of Delphinium nuttallianum.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Gonzalez, L., B. Brosi, C. Morozumi, and L. Xingwen. “The effects of early snow-melt on the pollination and seed production of Delphinium nuttallianum.” FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.

     

    • Harris, B. and S. Koptur. “Pesticides and pollination of imperiled plants of the lower Florida Keys.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016
    • Harris, B. and S. Koptur. “Pesticides and pollination of imperiled plants of the lower Florida Keys.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Herrera, E., J. Downing, and J. Arce. “Media selection for optimal growth of endemic South FL orchids.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Herrera, E., D. Johnson, and L.J. Scinto. “Stormwater treatment area: Nutrient analysis” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University, Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Herrera, E., D. Johnson, and L.J. Scinto. “Stormwater treatment area: Nutrient analysis” USDA HSI Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2017.
    • Herrera, J. “The Challenges, process and outcomes of studying abroad for minority students: My personal experience in Lyon, France.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Jayachandran, K., M.G. Bhat, K.G. Shetty, and E. Betancourt. “Broadening agriculture science education (BASE) for Hispanic students through Florida – Texas – New Mexico consortium. USDA HSI Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2017.
    • Juste, R. “Biofuels and the promise for the future.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Khadka, G., J. Dominguez, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Synergistic activity potential of Stevia rebaudiana whole leaf extract against environmental bacteria.” American Society for Microbiology: Microbe. Atlanta, GA. 2018.
    • Lenahan, M. and K. Jayachandran. “Effects of insecticides on the use of extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) for pest management in snap beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Mangru, A. and F.A. Dray, Jr. “Testing the host fidelity of the Asian beetle Lilioceris egena (Weise).” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University, Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Mangru, A. and F.A. Dray, Jr. “Testing the host fidelity of the Asian beetle Lilioceris egena (Weise).” USDA HSI Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2017.
    • Mangru, A., S.L. Goldstein, and F.A. Dray, Jr. “Reproductive strategies of the Asian beetle Lilioceris egena (Weise).” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Medina, M. “Aquaponic cultivation of red amaranth ( tricolor): Effect of aquafeed on plant productivity and water quality” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Medina, M. “Effect of aquafeed on water quality and plant productivity under aquaponic cultivation of blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus).” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Muñoz-Jimenez, J. “2 Years: Zero to upcoming farmer - experiential learning.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.

     

    • Muñoz-Jimenez, J. “Finding a suitable composting worm for South Florida: Eisenia hortensis Eisenia foetida, A nutrient analysis.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Murch, B. and C. Rockwell. “Decomposition rates in banana (Musa) circles: Implications for organic waste management in urban food forests.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Onuoha, N. and N. De la Rosa “Impact of reticulated foam on algal biomass growth using chlorophyll as an indicator.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Onuoha, N. and N. De la Rosa “Impact of reticulated foam on algal biomass growth using chlorophyll as an indicator.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Perez-Castro, A. and R. Stern. “Seeding young minds: Comparing experiential learning and direct instruction teaching methods in elementary agriculture education.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Prats, J., A. Freidenreich, and K. Jayachandran. “Application of spent mushroom waste as a beneficial compost supplement for sustainable agribusiness.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Redmond, M. “Release potential and mobility of sediment phosphorus in a periodically oxygenated reservoir.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Riera, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, C. Lewis, and K. Jayachandran. “Ex-situ conservation approach for Cyrtopodium punctatum, an endangered Floridian orchid.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University, Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Riera, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, C. Lewis, and K. Jayachandran. “Ex-situ conservation strategy: cryopreservation of threatened Floridian orchids by encapsulation-dehydration.” ASHS Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2016.
    • Riera, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, C. Lewis, and K. Jayachandran. “Ex-situ conservation strategy: cryopreservation of threatened Floridian orchids by encapsulation-dehydration.” International Tropical Botany and Pine Rockland Conference. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Riera, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, C. Lewis, and K. Jayachandran. “Florida cowhorn orchid: An alternative ex-situ conservation method for the endangered Cyrtopodium punctatum.” Florida Rare Task Force Conference. Naples, FL. 2017.
    • Riera, D., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, C. Lewis, and K. Jayachandran. “Florida cowhorn orchid: An alternative ex-situ conservation method for the endangered Cyrtopodium punctatum.” Naples Orchid Society Annual Meeting. Naples, FL. 2017.
    • Rivera, J. “Influence of soil media and companion planting on radish growth.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Rodriguez, A., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, W. Vendrame, K. Jayachandran, and A. Freidenreich. “Poinsettia fertilizer management: Application of optical sensor technology.” Agroecology Symposium. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Rodriguez, A., A.A. Khoddamzadeh, W. Vendrame, K. Jayachandran, and A. Freidenreich. “Poinsettia fertilizer management: Application of optical sensor technology. ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. 2017.
    • Salazar, P. and A. Freidenreich. “Accessioning and mapping the living collection at Miami-Dade County’s Fruit and Spice Park: An analysis of mango biodiversity importance.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Salazar, P. “Analysis of undergraduate experiential learning: Developing skills and
    • knowledge on agrobiodiversity.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Salazar-Ortiz, R. “Leaf functional traits and structure of West Indian dry forest” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Sanchez, V. “Characterization of rhizobial diversity and relationship of rhizobial partner and legume performance in four South Florida pine rockland soils.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Sanchez, V. “Relationship of rhizobial partner and legume performance in South Florida pine rockland soils.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Sasson, J., M. Tiedeman, and K. Jayachandran. “Investigating biochemical responses of three Lamiaceae species along gradients of phosphorus availability in South Florida limestone soils.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Scally, W., C. Zhang, A. Agarwal, K. Jayachandran, and K.G. Shetty. “Isolation of indigenous ureolytic calcium carbonate precipitating marine bacteria.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Scally, W. “Measuring volumetric flow in an urban storm water network: Skillsets gained from research education for undergraduates (REU).” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Scally, W. “Measuring volumetric flow in an urban storm water network: Skillsets gained from research education for undergraduates (REU).” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2017.
    • Sosa, A. and C. Rockwell. “Do nitrogen levels in banana (Musa) leaves correspond with chlorophyll meter readings and soil nitrogen availability in banana circles?” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Soti, P., J. Muñoz-Jimenez, and K. Jayachandran. “Using summer cover crops for nematode control in a low input agriculture system.” ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2016.
    • Tiedeman, M. “Biological drivers of phosphorous cycling in South Florida’s calcareous soils.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Tiedeman, M. “Biological drivers of phosphorous cycling in South Florida’s calcareous soils.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2018.
    • Thiesen, T. “A framework for assessing alternative agro-ecosystems: Finding multi-functional solutions for sustainable urban landscapes.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Thiesen, T. “A framework for assessing alternative agro-ecosystems: Finding multi-functional solutions for sustainable urban landscapes.” Department of Earth & Environment Graduate Research Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Valdes, I. “Addressing food security at university farmer’s markets: Accepting EBT.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014
    • Valdes, I. “The effects of herbivory damage on growth and reproduction of Angadenia berteroi.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Valdes, I. “An experimental study of the effects of pollen source on pollination success in Echites umbellatus: Measuring fruit set, fruit size and seed number.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2016.
    • Vasquez, M., T. Ayala-Silva, H. Gubbuk, M. Winterstein, A. Salas, and J. Marquez. “Morphological and physiochemical characterization of Dyospiros digina.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Vidales, R. “Impact of native and exotic plant use on arthropod foliar damage in urban landscape models.” Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century: Diversity | Access | Success. Miami, FL. 2014.
    • Vidales, R., M.H. Greenstone, and J.S. Hu. “Impact of native and exotic plants on pest and arthropod natural enemy populations in managed urban landscapes.” Agroecology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL. 2014.
  • Presentations at High Schools, University Symposiums, and Government Agencies
    • Bhat, M.G. Small-scale Agriculture and Sustainability: A Case Study from South India. Presented at South Miami Ridge High School, Miami, Florida. 2008.
    • Koptur, S. Gardening for Pollinators with native wildflowers. Dade County chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society), the Gifford Arboretum (University of Miami), and at the Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), Miami. 2007.
    • Pacheco, J., K. G. Shetty, K. Jayachandran, and C. Smith. Biological Control of Invasive Plants in South Florida. Cell and Molecular Biology Symposium, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida 2007.
    • Pacheco, J., K. G. Shetty, M. Bhat, and K. Jayachandran. Biological Control of Brazilian Pepper. Hispanic Students Leadership Conference, Washington, DC. 2007.
    • Bhat, M., Agro-ecosystems of Plantation Agriculture in South India. Guest Lecture presented at South Ridge Senior High School, Miami, Florida. 2006.
    • Bhat, M., K. Jayachandran and A. Melesse. Agroecology Program at Florida International University. Presentations at six area senior high schools, Miami. 2006.
    • Jayachandran, K. Biological Invasion in South Florida: A microbiologist Approach for Management. Seminar presented at Southeastern Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida. 2006.