Oregon State University
Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science
Pat’s research team focuses on barley in its many forms and uses. His current research interests include: development of winter habit barley varieties for malting and human nutrition; the many facets of winter hardiness; dissection of quantitative disease resistance; characterization and utilization of genetic diversity; stimulating local barley production; and barley quality assessment.
Under his direction, the OSU Barley Project has released 13 varieties/germplasms, developed 12 mapping populations, distributed approximately 14 MT of germplasm, published 145 papers in refereed journals and authored 13 book chapters.