Eric Gallandt

University of Maine

Dr. Gallandt is Professor of Weed Ecology and Management at the University of Maine, where he has worked since 2000. He teaches in the Sustainable Agriculture undergraduate program, advises the student farm and a new on-campus initiative to grow fresh greens for campus dining service salad bars. The broad theme of his research program is ecologically-based weed management in organic farming systems, with a particular focus on strategies to manage weed seedbanks, including pre-emption of seed rain, seed predation and decay, and manipulation of seedling recruitment. From a practical perspective, these theoretical aims are studied in the context of soil-improving management.