Plant cell wall structure and function; Hygroscopic movement for seed dispersal; Silica in plants.
Human impacts on plants (especially woody species), ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles at organismic, community and ecosystem scales.
Remote sensing of vegetation, Hyperspectral imaging, Precision agriculture, High-throughput plant phenotyping
Linking individual plant strategies to ecosystem processes. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in natural plant communities.
Effects of cultural practices on crop productivity; control of root environment; interactions between plant and environmental factors; biosynthesis and metabolism of aroma compounds in fruit and wine.
Interactions between viruses, their host plant and their insect vector; Virus indexing and plant resistance in the Middle East.
Ethylene action in plants; Examining the efficacy of ethylene antagonists in delaying senescence, increasing fruit and flower shelf life, and retarding abscission.
Nutrient consumption of field crops.
Ecology of Mediterranean and semiarid plant communities, grazing effects, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, plant-environment interactions, climate change, physiology and ecology of seed germination.
Plant signal transduction, regulation of plant membrane transport, plant ion channels, bundle sheath.
Vegetable physiology, breeding & seed production, esp. tomatoes, alliums, and potatoes.
Plant water relations, Plant gas exchange, Irrigation scheduling of orchards and vineyards based on physiological parameters.