Faculty and Staff

Sofia Windstam

Title: Assistant Professor

Education:
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, 2007
M.S. in Horticulture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden, 2001
B.S. in Nature and Science, Balderskolan, Sweden, 1995

Areas of Specialty:
plant-microbial ecology, plant pathology, Oomycete plant pathogens

Research Interests:
dynamics of Oomycete pathogenesis in association with hosts, plant chemicals regulating pathogen development, population biology

Recent Publications:

Windstam, S.T. 2014. Sporangia development of Phytophthora capsici on pickling cucumber fruits.  Acta Horticulturae, In Press.

Windstam, S. T., and Olori, J. C. 2014. Proportion of hosts carrying Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, causal agent of amphibian chytridiomycosis, in Oswego County, New York in 2012. Northeastern Naturalist, 21(1) NENHC-25-34.

Crous, P.W., Summerell, B.A., Shivas, R.G., Burgess, T.I., Decock, C.A., Dreyer, L.L., Granke, L.L., Guest, D.I., Hardy, G.E.St.J., Hausbeck, M.K., Hüberli, D., Jung, T., Koukol, O., Lennox, C.L., Liew, E.C.Y., Lombard, L., McTaggart, A.R., Pryke, J.S., Roets, F., Saude, C., Shuttleworth, L.A., Stukely, M.J.C., Vánky, K., Webster, B.J., Windstam, S.T., and Groenewald, J.Z. 2012. Fungal planet description sheets: 107-127. Persoonia, 28: 138-182

Granke, L.L., Windstam, S.T., Hoch, H.C., Smart, C.D., and Hausbeck, M.K. 2009. Dispersal and movement mechanisms of Phytophthora capsici. Phytopathology, 99(11): 1258-1264

Windstam, S.
, and E.B. Nelson. 2008. Differential interference with Pythium ultimum sporangial activation and germination by Enterobacter cloacae in the corn and cucumber spermospheres. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74:4285-4291

Windstam, S., and E.B. Nelson. 2008. Temporal release of fatty acids and sugars in the spermosphere: Impacts on Enterobacter cloacae-induced biological control. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74: 4292-4299

Nelson, E. B., Kageyama, K., van Dijk, K., and Windstam, S. 2004. Biological control of soilborne diseases: important concepts from a model system. Acta Horticulturae, 635: 115-130