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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:00pm
Dr. Lee Kalcsits is an assistant professor of tree fruit physiology in the Department of Horticulture at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, Washington, USA and started in 2014. He completed a B.S.A in Horticulture and a M.S. in tree physiology at the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. in Forestry and Tree Physiology at the University of British Columbia. His research program works towards understanding the interactions between environment, horticultural management and genetics of tree fruit. Currently his work is focused understanding the mechanisms contributing to calcium-related disorders and symptoms of abiotic stress in apple and developing strategies to mitigate those problems.