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Katie’s academic interests lie at the intersection of food security, pesticide risk management, and IPM. Specific interests relate to understanding agricultural networks and the socio-political barriers to sustainable agricultural progress. Katie develops models for agricultural stakeholder engagement and network strengthening that can be applied to a variety of issues and contexts, including internationally.
Current Grants (PI = $1,461,877):
2020, Western IPM Center, IPM Strategic Planning for Organic and Conventional Brassicaceae Crops in Oregon and Washington, PI, $14,999
2019, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, IPM Strategic Planning for Pears in Oregon and Washington, PI,$16,817
2019, Northwest Nursery Crops Research Center, IPM Strategic Planning for Oregon Nursery Crops, PI, $24,000
2018, Western IPM Center, IPM Network Coordination Program and Risk Management Signature Program, PI, $286,141.
2018, Idaho and Eastern Oregon Onion Committee, IPM Strategic Planning for Treasure Valley Onions, PI, $8,704.
2018, Oregon Mint Commission, IPM Strategic Planning for Pacific Northwest Mint, PI, $10,246.
2018, Washington Potato Commission, IPM Strategic Planning for Pacific Northwest Potato, PI, $10,876.
2018, USAID, Pesticide Integrated Pest Management and Applicator Guidance, co-PI, $299,117
2017, USDA/NIFA Extension Implementation Program, “Statewide Networks for Overcoming Barriers to IPM Adoption,” PI, $858,870 (40% to program).
2016, USDA/NIFA Applied Research and Development Program, “Integrating Pest Management Strategic Planning with Extension Education,” PI, $231,300.
2016, Western SARE, “Pesticide Risk Reduction through Professional Development for Western State IPM Programs”, Co-PI, $63,299 (50% to program).