Mark L Gleason

People
Professor

Fruit and vegetable research

My lab specializes in  research on three major fruit and vegetable crop diseases: bacterial wilt of cucurbits, sooty blotch and flyspeck of apples, and anthracnose fruit rot of strawberries. Scope of  our research ranges from pathogen detection to sustainable disease management tactics, disease epidemiology, pathogen genetics, evolutionary biology, and functional genomics.

Teaching

I teach a broad range of courses from Integrated Pest Management of turfgrasses to ecologically based pest management, tropical agriculture, disease management, research ethics, and professional speaking skills.

Area of Expertise: 
Disease Management
Fruits and Vegetables
Education: 
PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1985
PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1980
M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1976
B.S., Biology, Carleton College, 1972
Contact
+1 515 294 0579
313 Bessey
Ames
IA
50011- 1020