PROFESSOR, PLANT PATHOLOGY AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Karen Garrett works in systems analysis in agricultural and wild systems, often with a focus in plant disease epidemiology. Recent work includes the analysis of strengths and vulnerabilities of crop seed systems for agricultural development and of the deployment of resistance genes through crop breeding networks. Other work addresses the translation of microbiome analyses for improved agricultural management. Garrett is advancing a new platform, impact network analysis, for evaluating linked socioeconomic and biophysical networks to formulate strategies for helping new technologies achieve impact.
Prior to joining UF, Karen Garrett was a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University. She is an Editor for Annual Review of Phytopathology and a AAAS Fellow.
She received her Ph.D. from Oregon State University, M.S. in Statistics and M.S. in Plant Pathology from Colorado State University, and B.S. in International Agronomy from Purdue University.