Contact Javier Gracia-Garza:
Adjunct Professor, Brock University, Department of Biological Sciences
Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture
Member (to 2003) / Collaborator, Biocontrol Network (NSERC Research Network)
AWARDS / EDUCATION
Medal for the Golden Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for contributions to new policy for term employees in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Research Excellence Award, 2001. Flowers Canada Ontario, Inc.
Ph.D., M.Sc. (Plant Pathology), McGill University - 1995
Director General - Science and Technology Strategies
Fontaine Building (Gatineau, QC)
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Advice and recommendations to the Minister of the Environment, Deputy Ministers and Assistant Deputy Ministers of Environment Canada on S&T strategic issues of concern to the Department and the federal S&T community
- Builds S&T Branch's national and international reputation through communicating and promoting results and benefits of federal S&T
- Communicates expert advice on current and emerging environmental technological innovations and oversees management and administration of environmental arms-length organizations
- Promotes strong links between the S&T and policy communities in Environment Canada and between the Department and the Canadian/international S&T community
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Multithrophic interactions of organisms in soil, rhizosphere and rhizoplane
Microbial ecology, specifically beneficial organisms as biocontrol agents of soil-borne plant pathogens
Molecular markers to monitor plant pathogens and biocontrol agents in soil and in plants
Classical and molecular techniques for enumeration and characterization of plant pathogens
Ravensdale, M., T.J. Blom, J.A. Gracia-Garza, A.M. Svircev and R.J. Smith. 2007. Bacteriophages and the control of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 29:121-130.
Gracia-Garza, J.A., T.J. Blom, W. Brown, D.P. Roberts, K. Schneider, M. Friesen and D. Gombert. 2004. Increased incidence of Erwinia soft-rot on calla lilies in the presence of phosphorous. European J. of Plant Pathology. 110:293-298.
Gracia-Garza, J.A., M. Little, W. Brown, T.J. Blom, K. Schneider, W. Allen and J. Potter. 2003. Efficacy of various biological control agents and biorationals against Pythium root rot in poinsettia. HortTechnology. 13(1):149-153.
Gracia-Garza, J. A., T.J. Blom, W. Brown and W. Allen. 2002. Pre-plant and post-plant applications of copper-based compounds on control of Erwinia soft rot on calla lilies. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 24(3):274-280.
Gracia-Garza, J.A., S. Neumann, T.J. Vyn and G.J. Boland. 2002. Influence of crop rotation and tillage on production of apothecia by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 24(2):137-143.
Technical reports to support improved technology transfer.
Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:Environmental Policy
Science & Technology Communication
Federal science and technology
Nature & Wildlife
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