Faculty and students have academic freedom to choose research topics. Topics are influenced, however, by the RI Agricultural Experiment Station and by external granting agencies. In developing a strategic plan for the department, we have agreed to recognize three principle focal areas which characterize much of our research. These are Sustainable Landscapes, Arthropod Vectors of Human Disease, and Invasive Species.
We are developing plants that are economical to grow and maintain—in home, work, and recreational plantings….[ Learn more]
Non-native plants and animals that are introduced into North America typically come without the natural enemies…. [ Learn more ]