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Matthew Herritt

Research Plant Physiologist

Plant Physiology & Genetics Research Unit

USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural ResearchCenter

Kīpukapuaulu Trail, Hawaii, 12/9/2020


Matthew Herritt

Research Plant Physiologist
US Arid-Land Agricultural ResearchCenter

21881 North Cardon Lane
Maricopa, Arizona, USA 85138
520-316-6330 (FAX)


Ph.D. Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences emphasizing Plant Stress Biology (2018)
Dissertation: Photosynthesis of soybean (Glycine max) and heat stress
Department of Plant Science, University of Missouri
Dissertation Advisor Dr. Felix Fritschi

B.S. Biotechnology (2007)
College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Michael Savka


Research Interests: 

••         Better understanding of plant response to abiotic stresses to improve crop production

••         Better understanding of how plants use resources (light, water, and nutrients) to improve crop production efficiency

••         Develop field based, high throughput phenotyping platforms and sensors for use in field studies to aid in crop physiology research

••         Identify physiological traits that are greatly impacted by abiotic stress and contribute to reduced crop performance for genetic improvement of crops



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