St. John 108
3190 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-6741

Fax: (808) 956-3894

Email: snelson@hawaii.edu

Scot C. Nelson

Specialist, Plant Pathology 

Specialties:

Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management

Education:

State College Area High School, State College Pennsylvania (1974)
B.A. History, Pennsylvania State University (1979)
M.S. Plant Pathology, Texas A & M University (1988)
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University (1992)

Research Interests:

plant pathology, plant disease management, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease diagnosis, app development

Courses taught:

PEPS 405 (Plant Pathogens and Diseases) (4 cr) Fall semesters, hybrid course

PEPS 430 (Plant Disease Management) (3 cr) Spring semesters, online course

Selected Publications:

  • Nelson, S. C., Corcoja, I., and Pethybridge, S. J. 2017. Cluster: a new application for spatial analysis of pixelated data for epidemiology. Phytopathology PHYTO-07-17-0223-R. (In press).
  • Pethybridge, S. J., and Nelson, S. C. 2017. Estimate, a new iPad application for assessment of plant disease severity using photographic standard area diagrams. Plant Dis. PDIS-07-17-1094-SR. (In press).
  • Vaghefi, N., Kikkert, J. R., Bolton, M. D., Hanson, L. E., Secor, G. A., Nelson, S. C., and Pethybridge, S. J. 2017. Global genotype flow in Cercospora beticola populations confirmed through genotyping-by-sequencing. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0186488.
  • Vaghefi, N., Nelson, S. C., Kikkert, J. R., and Pethybridge, S. 2017. Genetic structure of Cercospora beticola populations on Beta vulgaris in New York and Hawaii. Scientific Reports 7:1726 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-01929-4 pp 1-16.
  • Vaghefi, N., Pethybridge, S. J., Shivas, R. G., and Nelson, S. C. 2016. Confirmation of Paracercospora egenula causing leaf spot of eggplant in Hawaii. Australasian Plant Dis. Notes (2016) 11: 35. doi:10.1007/s13314-016-0223-4.
  • Pethybridge, S., and Nelson, S. 2015. Leaf Doctor: A New Portable Application for Quantifying Plant Disease Severity. Plant Disease 99: 1310-1316.
  • Melzer, M. J.; Shimabukuro, J.; Long, M. H., and Nelson S. 2014. First Report of Capsicum chlorosis virus Infecting Waxflower (Hoya calycina Schlecter) in the United States. Plant Disease 98: 571-572
  • Miyasaka, S. C., McCulloch, C. E., and Nelson, S. C. 2012. Taro Germplasm Evaluated for Resistance to Taro Leaf Blight. HortTechnology 22:838-849.
  • Hollingsworth, Robert G., Collins, Topaz P., Smith, Virginia Easton, and Nelson, Scot C. 2011. Simple Statistics for Correlating Survey Responses. Journal of Extension, Article No. 5TOT7.
  • Nelson, S. C., and Abad, Z. G. 2010. Phytophthora morindae, a new species causing black flag disease of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) in Hawaii. Mycologia 102:122-134.

Laboratories:

  • Plant Pathology Laboratory - St. John 108 - Members