Faculty and Staff

Eric Lyons, PhD.

GTI Director and U of G Faculty; Turfgrass Science & Physiology
University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture, E.C. Bovey Building
 
Publications:
HR Shehata, EM Lyons, MN Raizada. 2018. Turfgrasses as model assay systems for high-throughput in planta screening of beneficial endophytes isolated from cereal crops. Symbiosis 76: 71–76.

HR Shehata, EM Lyons, KS Jordan, MN Raizada. 2016. Relevance of in vitro agar based screens to characterize the anti-fungal activities of bacterial endophyte communities. National Library of Medicine. BMC microbiology Vol. 16: 8. 

Tom Hsiang, PhD.

U of G Faculty; Phytopathology
University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences, E.C. Bovey Building
 
Publications:
FY Zhao, SY Liu, SL Stephenson, T Hsiang, B Qi, Z Li, 2021. Morphological and molecular characterization of the new aethaloid species Didymium yulii. Mycologia: 1-12
 
C Li, Z Guo, S Zhou, Q Han, M Zhang, Y Peng, T Hsiang, X Chen. 2021. Evolutionary and genomic comparisons of hybrid uninucleate and nonhybrid Rhizoctonia fungi, Communications biology 4 (1): 1-15.
 
R Gourlie, T Hsiang, 2017. Resistance to dicarboximide fungicides in a Canadian population of Microdochium nivale. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 13 (1):133-138.

Katerina Jordan, PhD.

U of G Faculty; Turfgrass Science, Pathology and Nematology
University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture, E.C. Bovey Building
Email: kjordan@uoguelph.ca
 
Publications:
K O'Connor, F Hébert, JE Powers, KS Jordan, EM Lyons. 2018. Leaf morphology explains the disparity between annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass growth under foliar fertilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition 41 (5): 596-608.
 
CA McCall, KS Jordan, MB Habash, KE Dunfield. 2015 Monitoring Bacteroides spp. markers, nutrients, metals and Escherichia coli in soil and leachate after land application of three types of municipal biosolids. Water Research 70: 255-265.

Peter Purvis, MSc.

Research Station Superintendent
Guelph Turfgrass Institute, G. M. Frost Centre
Email: ppurvis@uoguelph.ca

Erica Gunn, BSc. Agr. 

Agricultural and Research Assistant
Guelph Turfgrass Institute, G. M. Frost Centre

John Watson, MSc.

Research Technician
University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture, G. M. Frost Centre

Cam Shaw, BA.

Manager, Diploma in Turfgrass Management Program 
University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture, E.C. Bovey Building

Sara Stricker, PhD.

Guelph Turfgrass Institute Communications and Outreach Coordinator
University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture, G. M. Frost Centre
 
Publications:
S Stricker, T Hsiang, A Bertrand. 2017. Reaction of bentgrass cultivars to a resistance activator and elevated CO2 levels when challenged with Microdochium nivale, the cause of Microdochium patch. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 13 (1): 229-232.