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.


[Summary provided by the University of Rhode Island.]

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