Department of Plant Sciences and Entomology, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island
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The Department of Plant Sciences and outreach programs focuses on increasing sustainability of managed landscapes by developing plants with reduced maintenance requirements and by promoting environmentally sensitive management methods including pest controls. The Department of Plant Sciences Manages the arthropod-vectored diseases of humans, concentrating on those vectored by ticks and mosquitoes, and the Management of invasive plants, insects, and pathogens. Undergraduate teaching programs prepare students for careers in ornamental horticulture and turf grass management, and provide support courses in our academic disciplines for other undergraduate majors, including those preparing for advanced degrees. The graduate teaching program provides traditional academic training in entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, and plant science, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches and contemporary research techniques for the degrees of M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences.