Mark Boudreau

Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology
Office Phone: 610-892-1268
Office Location: Main Building, 312 B

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Mark Boudreau received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois-Urbana, an M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Oregon State University. Since then he has had a varied career of teaching, research, and extension, all revolving around the theme of sustainable agriculture, and applying ecological understanding to food systems. He has worked at a wide range of institutions, from the small liberal arts setting of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, where he coordinated the sustainable agriculture program, to his own consulting business, where he headed an effort to develop organic peanut production in the Southeast. At large land-grant universities (North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia) he worked on climate change effects on natural and farming systems. International experience includes graduate work in Kenya, a sabbatical at Imperial University-Wye campus in the U.K., and co-leading a course on sustainability in Bolivia.

Dr. Boudreau is new to the Penn State Brandywine faculty as an instructor in 2013, where he supports the biology education effort through course contributions involving plants, ecology, and human-environment interactions. Current research interests include plant diversification for more resilient agroecosystems, focusing on disease control in beans through intercropping; and climate change impacts on plant disease, focusing on apples in the eastern U.S.

Recent Publications

Boudreau, M.A. 2013. Diseases in Intercropping Systems. Annual Review of Phytopathology 51:499-519. doi: http://10.1146/annurev-phyto-082712-102246

Furman, C.A., C. Roncoli, W. Bartels, M.A. Boudreau, H. Crockett, and H. Grey. 2014. Social Justice in Climate Services: Engaging African American Farmers in the American South. Climate Risk Management 2:11-25. doi:

Johnson, W.C. III, M.A. Boudreau, and J.W. Davis. 2013. Combinations of Corn Gluten Meal, Clove Oil, and Sweep Cultivation are Ineffective for Weed Control in Organic Peanut Production. Weed Technology 27:417-421. doi:

Boudreau, M.A., C.A. Furman, L. Darby, and C. McNutt. 2012. Anticipating Drought on Rainfed Farms in the Southeast. University of Georgia Extension Bulletin 1403.

Pelini, S.L., M.A. Boudreau, N. McCoy, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, N.J. Sanders, and R.P. Dunn. 2011. Effects of short-term warming on low and high latitude forest ant communities. EcoSphere 2:art62. doi: