OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Plant Pathologist Appointed to Federal Committee

12/27/2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jeffrey Stone, an associate professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University, has been reappointed a member of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the National Invasive Species Council.

This committee is comprised of 30 representatives of science, conservation, agricultural communities, state and tribal governments, and industry organizations that are affected by invasive species. Appointments to the committee are made by Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior.

Stone studies the mycology, ecology and evolutionary biology of fungal parasites of conifers. His research program is investigating the distribution, biology and effects of a pathogen of Douglas-fir, as well as issues relating to the sudden oak death pathogen. He joined the OSU faculty in 1987.