OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor and Associate Dean
Name: Stella Melugin Coakley
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: College of Agricultural Sciences/Botany and Plant Pathology

University of California Davis, California Ph.D.,March 1973 Plant Pathology M.S., September 1970 Plant Pathology
University of California, Davis Plant Science B.S., June 1969

Research Theme: Relation between climate variation and plant disease epidemics; global climate change. Description of Research:Quantifying the relationship between climatic variation and the development of plant disease facilitates control of disease under field conditions. The long-term goal of this research has been to develop a general method for quantifying how climate variation affects a particular disease. This research considers both past and possible future effects of long-term climatic variation on disease occurrence.

Research Fields:

Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Forestry and Forest Management
Impacts Agriculture and Horticulture

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

Sutherst, R.W., R.H.A. Baker, S.M., Coakley, R. Harrington, D. Kriticos and H. Scherm. 2007. Pests under global change –meeting your future landlords. IN Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World, Editors: J. Canadell, D. Pataki, L. Pitelka. The IGBP Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg: 211-225.

Scherm, H. and S.M. Coakley. 2003. Plant pathogens in a changing world. Australasian Plant Pathology 32:157-165.

Coakley, S.M., H. Scherm, S. Chakraborty 1999. Climate change and plant disease management. Ann. Rev. Phytopathology 37:399-426

Coakley, S.M. 1988. Variation in climate and prediction of disease in plants. Ann. Rev. Phytopathology 26:163-81.