DR. JASON SMITH, associate professor

I have been a faculty member at UF since 2006. I teach, conduct research and carry out extension programs related to tree diseases and forest health. I specialize in biology, diagnosis and management of fungal diseases, with emphasis on new and emerging tree health issues. In addition to my graduate course “Dendropathology”, I also teach graduate Seminar, an online graduate course entitled “Forest Ecosystem Health” and an undergraduate course designed for forestry students called “Forest Health Management”. My extension program focuses on technology transfer of novel diagnostic methods for tree diseases, educating the public about new and emerging diseases and providing training on diseases and decay in urban trees for the professional arboricultural industry.