Karen Garrett

Karen Garrett,

PROF

Department: AG-PLANT PATHOLOGY
Business Phone: (785) 317-3117
Business Email: karengarrett@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2024
PLP6905 Problems in Plant Pathology
2021-2024
PLP4932 Special Topics in Plant Pathology
2019,2021-2023,2023-2024
PLP6701 Impact through Networks
2020
PLP4905 Problems in Intermediate Plant Pathology
2017,2019
PLP6932 Seminar in Plant Pathology
2018
PLP7979 Advanced Research

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6578-1616

Publications

2023
Integration of Phenotypes in Microbiome Networks for Designing Synthetic Communities: a Study of Mycobiomes in the Grafted Tomato System
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 89(6) [DOI] 10.1128/aem.01843-22. [PMID] 37222583.
2023
Network typologies predict future molecular linkages in the network of HIV transmission.
AIDS (London, England). 37(11):1739-1746 [DOI] 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003621. [PMID] 37289578.
2023
Phytobiome Stampede: Bison as Potential Dispersal Agents for the Tallgrass Prairie Microbiome
PhytoFrontiers™. [DOI] 10.1094/phytofr-01-23-0004-sc.
2023
The Use of Synthetic Microbial Communities to Improve Plant Health
Phytopathology®. 113(8):1369-1379 [DOI] 10.1094/phyto-01-23-0016-ia.
2023
Translating virome analyses to support biosecurity, on-farm management, and crop breeding.
Frontiers in plant science. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fpls.2023.1056603. [PMID] 36998684.
2022
Climate Change Effects on Pathogen Emergence: Artificial Intelligence to Translate Big Data for Mitigation.
Annual review of phytopathology. 60:357-378 [DOI] 10.1146/annurev-phyto-021021-042636. [PMID] 35650670.
2022
Initial social network analysis of producers working towards sustainability suggests weak ties and potential fragmentation
Advancements in Agricultural Development. 3(1):4-18 [DOI] 10.37433/aad.v3i1.141.
2022
Ralstonia Strains from Potato-Growing Regions of Kenya Reveal Two Phylotypes and Epidemic Clonality of Phylotype II Sequevar 1 Strains
Phytopathology®. 112(10):2072-2083 [DOI] 10.1094/phyto-11-21-0455-r.
2022
Toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber, and Banana Seed Systems
Root, Tuber and Banana Food System Innovations. 319-352 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-030-92022-7_11.
2022
Where to Invest Project Efforts for Greater Benefit: A Framework for Management Performance Mapping with Examples for Potato Seed Health
Phytopathology®. 112(7):1431-1443 [DOI] 10.1094/phyto-05-20-0202-r.
2022
Whole genome sequences reveal the Xanthomonas perforans population is shaped by the tomato production system
The ISME Journal. 16(2):591-601 [DOI] 10.1038/s41396-021-01104-8. [PMID] 34489540.
2021
“Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: Mind the seed system gaps.” A perspective on seed systems research for development in One CGIAR.
Outlook on agriculture. 50(1):5-12 [DOI] 10.1177/0030727021989346. [PMID] 33867584.
2021
An integrated seed health strategy and phytosanitary risk assessment: Potato in the Republic of Georgia
Agricultural Systems. 191 [DOI] 10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103144.
2021
Assessing Changes and Associations in theXanthomonas perforansPopulation Across Florida Commercial Tomato Fields Via a Statewide Survey
Phytopathology®. 111(6):1029-1041 [DOI] 10.1094/phyto-09-20-0402-r.
2021
Impact network analysis and the ina r package: Decision support for regional management interventions
Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 12(9):1634-1647 [DOI] 10.1111/2041-210x.13655.
2021
The persistent threat of emerging plant disease pandemics to global food security.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118(23) [DOI] 10.1073/pnas.2022239118. [PMID] 34021073.
2021
The Role of Plant-Associated Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses in Drought Stress Mitigation.
Frontiers in microbiology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fmicb.2021.743512. [PMID] 34759901.
2020
BLIGHTSIM: A New Potato Late Blight Model Simulating the Response of Phytophthora infestans to Diurnal Temperature and Humidity Fluctuations in Relation to Climate Change.
Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland). 9(8) [DOI] 10.3390/pathogens9080659. [PMID] 32824250.
2020
Draft Genome Sequences of Plant-Pathogenic Klebsiella variicola Strains Isolated from Plantain in Haiti
Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(29) [DOI] 10.1128/mra.00336-20.
2020
Effective Altruism as an Ethical Lens on Research Priorities
Phytopathology®. 110(4):708-722 [DOI] 10.1094/phyto-05-19-0168-rvw.
2020
Global Cropland Connectivity: A Risk Factor for Invasion and Saturation by Emerging Pathogens and Pests.
Bioscience. 70(9):744-758 [DOI] 10.1093/biosci/biaa067. [PMID] 32973407.
2020
Network Analysis of the Papaya Orchard Virome from Two Agroecological Regions of Chiapas, Mexico
mSystems. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1128/msystems.00423-19.
2019
A global surveillance system for crop diseases.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 364(6447):1237-1239 [DOI] 10.1126/science.aaw1572. [PMID] 31249049.
2019
Efficiency of insect-proof net tunnels in reducing virus-related seed degeneration in sweet potato.
Plant pathology. 68(8):1472-1480 [DOI] 10.1111/ppa.13069. [PMID] 32406415.
2019
Modeling Epidemics in Seed Systems and Landscapes To Guide Management Strategies: The Case of Sweet Potato in Northern Uganda
Phytopathology®. 109(9):1519-1532 [DOI] 10.1094/phyto-03-18-0072-r.
2019
Penicillin Trunk Injection Affects Bacterial Community Structure in Citrus Trees.
Microbial ecology. 78(2):457-469 [DOI] 10.1007/s00248-018-1302-1. [PMID] 30506480.
2019
Rootstocks Shape the Rhizobiome: Rhizosphere and Endosphere Bacterial Communities in the Grafted Tomato System
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 85(2) [DOI] 10.1128/aem.01765-18.
2018
Network Analysis: A Systems Framework to Address Grand Challenges in Plant Pathology.
Annual review of phytopathology. 56:559-580 [DOI] 10.1146/annurev-phyto-080516-035326. [PMID] 29979928.
2018
Three pillars of sustainability in fisheries.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115(44):11221-11225 [DOI] 10.1073/pnas.1807677115. [PMID] 30249663.
2017
A Framework for Optimizing Phytosanitary Thresholds in Seed Systems.
Phytopathology. 107(10):1219-1228 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-04-17-0131-FI. [PMID] 28726578.
2017
A Long-Term Study of Burning Effects on a Plant Pathogen in Tallgrass Prairie
Plant Pathology. 66(8):1308-1317 [DOI] 10.1111/ppa.12678.
2017
A Risk Assessment Framework for Seed Degeneration: Informing an Integrated Seed Health Strategy for Vegetatively Propagated Crops.
Phytopathology. 107(10):1123-1135 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-09-16-0340-R. [PMID] 28545348.
2017
Epidemic Network Analysis for Mitigation of Invasive Pathogens in Seed Systems: Potato in Ecuador.
Phytopathology. 107(10):1209-1218 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-03-17-0108-FI. [PMID] 28742457.
2017
Modeling Virus Coinfection to Inform Management of Maize Lethal Necrosis in Kenya.
Phytopathology. 107(10):1095-1108 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-03-17-0080-FI. [PMID] 28535127.
2017
Resistance Genes in Global Crop Breeding Networks
Phytopathology. 107(10):1268-1278 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-03-17-0082-F1.
2017
Resistance Genes in Global Crop Breeding Networks.
Phytopathology. 107(10):1268-1278 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-03-17-0082-FI. [PMID] 28742460.
2016
Epidemic Threshold of An Sis Model in Dynamic Switching Networks
IEEE Transactions on Systems Man Cybernetics-Systems. 46(3):345-355 [DOI] 10.1109/TSMC.2015.2448061.
2016
Microbiome Networks: A Systems Framework for Identifying Candidate Microbial Assemblages for Disease Management.
Phytopathology. 106(10):1083-1096 [PMID] 27482625.
2015
Ecological Networks in Stored Grain: Key Postharvest Nodes for Emerging Pests, Pathogens, and Mycotoxins.
Bioscience. 65(10):985-1002 [PMID] 26955074.
2015
History, Epidemic Evolution, and Model Burn-In for a Network of Annual Invasion: Soybean Rust.
Phytopathology. 105(7):947-55 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-12-14-0353-FI. [PMID] 26171986.
2014
Climate change may have limited effect on global risk of potato late blight.
Global change biology. 20(12):3621-31 [DOI] 10.1111/gcb.12587. [PMID] 24687916.
2014
Ecotypes of an ecologically dominant prairie grass (Andropogon gerardii) exhibit genetic divergence across the U.S. Midwest grasslands’ environmental gradient.
Molecular ecology. 23(24):6011-28 [DOI] 10.1111/mec.12993. [PMID] 25370460.
2014
Meta-analysis and other approaches for synthesizing structured and unstructured data in plant pathology.
Annual review of phytopathology. 52:453-76 [DOI] 10.1146/annurev-phyto-102313-050214. [PMID] 25001455.
2013
Spatial Connectedness of Plant Species: Potential Links for Apparent Competition Via Plant Diseases
Plant Pathology. 62(6):1195-1204 [DOI] 10.1111/ppa.12045.
2013
Why dispersal should be maximized at intermediate scales of heterogeneity.
Theoretical ecology. 6(2):203-211 [PMID] 25540676.
2012
Identifying highly connected counties compensates for resource limitations when evaluating national spread of an invasive pathogen.
PloS one. 7(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0037793. [PMID] 22701580.
2011
Bridging taxonomic and disciplinary divides in infectious disease.
EcoHealth. 8(3):261-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s10393-011-0718-6. [PMID] 22086388.
2011
Complexity in Climate-Change Impacts: An Analytical Framework for Effects Mediated By Plant Disease
Plant Pathology. 60(1):15-30 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2010.02409.x.
2011
Genomic and resistance gene homolog diversity of the dominant tallgrass prairie species across the U.S. Great Plains precipitation gradient.
PloS one. 6(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0017641. [PMID] 21532756.
2011
International Agricultural Research Tackling the Effects of Global and Climate Changes on Plant Diseases in the Developing World.
Plant disease. 95(10):1204-1216 [DOI] 10.1094/PDIS-04-11-0316. [PMID] 30731699.
2010
A benefit of high temperature: increased effectiveness of a rice bacterial blight disease resistance gene.
The New phytologist. 185(2):568-76 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.03076.x. [PMID] 19878463.
2010
Relatedness of Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from tallgrass prairie, maize, soybean and sorghum.
Molecular ecology. 19(1):79-91 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04433.x. [PMID] 19943894.
2009
Beyond yield: plant disease in the context of ecosystem services.
Phytopathology. 99(11):1228-36 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO-99-11-1228. [PMID] 19821726.
2009
Challenges and approaches to statistical design and inference in high-dimensional investigations.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 553:181-206 [DOI] 10.1007/978-1-60327-563-7_9. [PMID] 19588106.
2009
Intraspecific functional diversity in hosts and its effect on disease risk across a climatic gradient.
Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America. 19(7):1868-83 [PMID] 19831076.
2007
Number of Experiments Needed to Determine Wheat Disease Phenotypes for Four Wheat Diseases.
Plant disease. 91(1):103-108 [DOI] 10.1094/PD-91-0103. [PMID] 30781074.
2006
Climate change effects on plant disease: genomes to ecosystems.
Annual review of phytopathology. 44:489-509 [PMID] 16722808.
2005
Competition, facilitation, and niche differentiation in two foliar pathogens.
Oecologia. 143(3):449-57 [PMID] 15711822.
2005
Reactions of Perennial Grain Accessions to Four Major Cereal Pathogens of the Great Plains.
Plant disease. 89(11):1235-1240 [DOI] 10.1094/PD-89-1235. [PMID] 30786449.
2005
The Window of Risk for Emigration of Wheat streak mosaic virus Varies with Host Eradication Method.
Plant disease. 89(8):853-858 [DOI] 10.1094/PD-89-0853. [PMID] 30786517.
2004
Barley Yellow Dwarf Disease in Natural Populations of Dominant Tallgrass Prairie Species in Kansas.
Plant disease. 88(5) [DOI] 10.1094/PDIS.2004.88.5.574B. [PMID] 30812673.
2004
Cultivar mixtures for the simultaneous management of multiple diseases: tan spot and leaf rust of wheat.
Phytopathology. 94(9):961-9 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2004.94.9.961. [PMID] 18943072.
2004
Management of Potato Late Blight in the Peruvian Highlands: Evaluating the Benefits of Farmer Field Schools and Farmer Participatory Research.
Plant disease. 88(5):565-571 [DOI] 10.1094/PDIS.2004.88.5.565. [PMID] 30812665.
2004
Meta-analysis in plant pathology: synthesizing research results.
Phytopathology. 94(9):1013-7 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2004.94.9.1013. [PMID] 18943080.
2004
New applications of statistical tools in plant pathology.
Phytopathology. 94(9):999-1003 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2004.94.9.999. [PMID] 18943077.
2002
An Allee Effect Reduces the Invasive Potential of Tilletia indica.
Phytopathology. 92(11):1152-9 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2002.92.11.1152. [PMID] 18944239.
2001
The effects of host diversity and other management components on epidemics of potato late blight in the humid highland tropics.
Phytopathology. 91(10):993-1000 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2001.91.10.993. [PMID] 18944127.
2000
Assessing the Geographic Representativeness of Genebank Collections: the Case of Bolivian Wild Potatoes.
Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. 14(6):1755-1765 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2000.98543.x. [PMID] 35701903.
2000
Effects of planting density and the composition of wheat cultivar mixtures on stripe rust: an analysis taking into account limits to the replication of controls.
Phytopathology. 90(12):1313-21 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2000.90.12.1313. [PMID] 18943371.
2000
Host diversity can reduce potato late blight severity for focal and general patterns of primary inoculum.
Phytopathology. 90(12):1307-12 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.2000.90.12.1307. [PMID] 18943370.
1999
Epidemiology in mixed host populations.
Phytopathology. 89(11):984-90 [DOI] 10.1094/PHYTO.1999.89.11.984. [PMID] 18944652.
1997
Use of statistical tests of equivalence (bioequivalence tests) in plant pathology.
Phytopathology. 87(4):372-4 [PMID] 18945114.

Grants

Jan 2023 ACTIVE
Comprehensive Pest Prevention Program Analysis (C3PA)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS HEALTH via CALIFORNIA DEPT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Oct 2022 ACTIVE
Tools4SeedSystems: working towards resilience through root, tuber and banana crops in humanitarian settings
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR via US AGCY INTL DEV
Sep 2022 ACTIVE
TomSPOT – an integrated toolbox for managing tomato bacterial diseases in North America.
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Jul 2022 ACTIVE
Smart Surveillance and Mitigation Platform
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG APHIS
Jan 2022 – Mar 2024
Scaling and Delivery of Vegetatively Propagated Crop Seed (WP3-INIT-06)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR via CONSULTATIVE GROUP FOR INTL AGR RES
Oct 2021 – Dec 2021
UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION NETWORKS OF CGIAR RESEARCH PROGRAMS WITH THE SUPPORT OF CGIAR MEL DATA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL CTR FOR AG RES IN THE DRY AREAS via CONSULTATIVE GROUP FOR INTL AGR RES
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Pyroaeromycoses: fundamental discovery and modeling in an unexplored phenomenon
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOUNDATION via KECK FOUNDATION, W.M.
Jul 2021 – Feb 2023
1A.1179.01 -A Smart Surveillance and Mitigation Platform
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG APHIS
May 2021 – Aug 2022
Sooty Blotch (Gloeodes pomigena) in mango Ataulfo/Honey a literature review and potential ramifications of the disease for the mango industry
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATIONAL MANGO BOARD
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Reducing avocado losses to major challenges by improving resistance selection and disease management using next generation technologies
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Jan 2020 – Dec 2023
Exploring plant-microbiome-environment interactions towards tailoring plant disease management
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AUBURN UNIV via FOUNDATION FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RES
Jan 2020 – Dec 2021
CGIAR 2020/21: Impact Network Analysis and Seed Degeneration for improving seed systems of Roots, Tubers and Bananas
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR
Jan 2019 – Dec 2019
CGIAR 2019
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR
Jan 2018 – Dec 2018
UF Contributions to RTB Seed Tool Box
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR
Sep 2015 – Feb 2021
Laurel Wilt of Avocado: Management of an Unusual and Lethal Disease
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
May 2015 – Dec 2020
Support to Agricultural Research and Development Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US AGCY INTL DEV
Jan 2015 – Dec 2016
RTB-Seed: Strategic research on degeneration of planting material and development of a seed system conceptual framework for roots, tubers and bananas
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR
Jan 2015 – Dec 2015
Management of RTB-critical pests and diseases under changing climates, through risk assessment, surveillance and modeling
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL POTATO CTR
Oct 2014 – Dec 2016
Modeling of impacts of BXW control technology at plot, farm and in multi-farm systems – using data from on station systemicity work in Uganda and single diseased stem remove (SDSR) pilot site work in eastern DR Congo
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL

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