Emily Pappo, PhD Student

Mentor
Emily Pappo, PhD Student
Project Title
Evaluating the physiological and phenological responses of arabica coffee to water stress
College
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Time Commitment
1-5 hours/week ,6-10 hours/week
Method
Unpaid
Location of Research
Off-Campus
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

The purpose of my project is to better understand how coffee (Coffea arabica) flowering, fruit production, and bean quality are impacted by drought severity. To do so, we are exposing coffee trees grown in mesocosms in a greenhouse to drought events of varying severities and tracking a wide range of physiological and phenological indicators. 

I am looking for a student to assist with data collection through the summer months, with the possibility to extend into the fall if desired. The data collection involves tracking reproductive phenology for the coffee trees, and is estimated to take roughly 7-8 hours every 2 weeks which can be split into 2 consecutive days if needed.  The greenhouse is located in Citra (at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit), so carpool with other lab members may be arranged. 

No prior lab/greenhouse research experience is needed, but I am looking for a student who has demonstrated ability to be highly responsible and detail-oriented. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email with your CV attached and a brief note describing your interest in the position. Thank you for your time and interest!

Additional Requirements
None

Contact Information

Email Address
epappo@ufl.edu
Phone Number
6107452358
  • epappo@ufl.edu
  • 6107452358
  • The purpose of my project is to better understand how coffee (Coffea arabica) flowering, fruit production, and bean quality are impacted by drought severity. To do so, we are exposing coffee trees grown in mesocosms in a greenhouse to drought events of varying severities and tracking a wide range of physiological and phenological indicators. 

    I am looking for a student to assist with data collection through the summer months, with the possibility to extend into the fall if desired. The data collection involves tracking reproductive phenology for the coffee trees, and is estimated to take roughly 7-8 hours every 2 weeks which can be split into 2 consecutive days if needed.  The greenhouse is located in Citra (at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit), so carpool with other lab members may be arranged. 

    No prior lab/greenhouse research experience is needed, but I am looking for a student who has demonstrated ability to be highly responsible and detail-oriented. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email with your CV attached and a brief note describing your interest in the position. Thank you for your time and interest!

  • None