Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 12:20pm
Emerson Del Ponte
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of Vicosa
My research is focused on the description, understanding and prediction of plant disease epidemics and the resulting yield losses as well as the characterization of fungal pathogen populations. I use statistical modeling to describe epidemic patterns, increase our understanding of epidemics and assess the risk of disease occurrence and spread from the field to global scale. Other topics include fungicide resistance, weather and climate influence on epidemics, disease and crop loss assessment methods, integrated disease management, decision support systems, simulation modeling and meta-analysis. I currently work actively as Senior Editor for Tropical Plant Pathology, Plant Disease journals.