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About Forrest W. Nutter Jr.

Dr. Forrest W. Nutter, Jr.'s teaching and research interests are in quantitative epidemiology and plant disease
management using a system approach to optimize and integrate pest management tactics.
Quantitative epidemiological principles and models are being developed to assess the risks and
benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies as well as to assess the risks and predicted impacts
of new and emerging plant diseases. Global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information
systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies are being used to better understand, quantify, and
forecast the occurrence of plant disease epidemics (and their impacts on crop yield). Theoretical
and practical approaches for quantifying spatial and temporal component processes of epidemics
are being developed and incorporated into larger agroecosystem models to help safeguard US


Present Professor, Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award

Contact Information

315 Bessey
2200 Osborn Dr
Ames, IA 50011-4009
Phone: 515-294-8737
Fax: 515-294-9420


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