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Dennis Gitz

Research Plant Physiologist


Dennis Gitz, Ph. D., Plant Physiologist

Wind Erosion and Water Conservation


3810 4thStreet, Lubbock, TX 79415

Voice: 806-723-5232             

Fax: 806-723-5272

Dennis Gitz is a whole plant stress physiologist with a background in phytochemical approaches to ecological plant stress physiology. He obtained Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry and Botany, and a Ph.D. in Phytochemistry at Miami University. Currently he identifies and investigates the role of plant processes in conferring crop plant stress tolerance. The goal of his work is to exploit these mechanisms in agronomic systems development. He employs applied science to solve practical agronomic problems. He is currently working on several projects, some of which are the development of improved pollination bags for sorghum improvement, assisting molecular biologist with physiological and agronomic evaluation of traits in cotton, and a longer term project to develop a rapid method for evaluation of physiological water use efficiency in cotton by chemical analysis of oil collected from cottonseeds at the end of the growing season.

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