Research: Understanding how interactions between forest and crop plant communities and soil microbes impact ecosystem functions, including crop yield, nutrient cycling, and host susceptibility to pathogens, is essential for many environmental challenges we face today.
Teaching & Mentoring: Helping students learn deeply and engage thoughtfully with ecology is one of the best parts of my job, both in the classroom and on research projects.
Malcolm GM. (in press) From prairies to corn fields for fuel: a tale of lost carbon. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science University at Buffalo Biological Sciences. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
Malcolm GM, Camargo GC, et al. (2015) Energy and greenhouse gas analysis of northeast U.S. dairy cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment. 199:407-417
Jimenez-Gasco MM, Malcolm GM et al. (2014) Complex molecular relationship between Vegetative Compatibility Groups in Verticillium dahliae: VCGs do not always align with clonal lineages. Phytopathology. 104(6):650-659
Koide RT, Fernandez CW, Malcolm GM. (2014) Research Review: Determining place and process: functional traits of ectomycorrhizal fungi that affect both community structure and ecosystem function. New Phytologist. 201(2):433-439
Malcolm GM, Kuldau GA, Gugino BK, Jimenez-Gasco MM. (2013) Hidden host plant associations of soilborne fungal pathogens: An ecological perspective. Phytopathology. 103(6):538-544