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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

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Mary E. Ridout

Mary E. Ridout, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office

B12 Phinney Hall

Phone

509-322-0485

Mailing Address

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow ID 83844-1136

Degrees

  • PhD: Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2014.
  • MS: Plant Science/Horticulture, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2009.
  • BS: Plant Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2007.  
  • AAS: Biology, Wenatchee Valley College—North, Omak, WA 2004.

Research Interests

  • Plant-fungal symbioses
  • Microbial interactions
  • Xerophilic fungi
  • Plant-associated protists
  • Seed microbiomes

Publications

  • Ridout, M.E. and G. Newcombe. 2017. Pine needle endophyte Hormonema dematioides: a pre-emergent seed pathogen from the ponderosa pine forest. In review.
  • Ridout, M.E., B. Godfrey, and G. Newcombe. 2016. First Report of Fusarium temperatum in Diseased Sweet Corn Ears in the Western United States. Plant Disease, http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-16-0518-PDN .
  • Ridout, M.E. and G. Newcombe. 2016. Winter wheat benefits from novel symbioses with forest fungi. Fungal Ecology 20: 40-48.
  • Busby, P.E., M.E. Ridout, and G. Newcombe. 2016. Fungal endophytes: Modifiers of plant disease. Plant Molecular Biology. 90(6): 645-655. DOI 10.1007/s11103-015-0412-0.
  • Ridout, M.E. and G. Newcombe. 2014. The frequency of modification of Dothistroma pine needle blight severity by fungi within the native range. Forest Ecology and Management 337: 153-160.
  • Ridout, M.E. and R.R. Tripepi. 2010. Initial chemical and physical properties of potting mixes amended with anaerobically digested cattle biosolids. Acta Horticulturae. (ISHS) 891:167-172.
  • Ridout, M.E. and R.R. Tripepi. 2009. Improving seed germination of native perennial Phlox longifoliaNative Plants Journal 10(2): 80-89.

Awards

  • 2016-2017 Beneficial endophytes for winter wheat, research funding award, Idaho Wheat Commission.
  • 2016 Molecular analyses of Fusarium spp. reductions in sweet corn seed by Fusarium-antagonistic fungi, research funding award, HM-Clause Inc.
  • 2015-2016 Beneficial endophytes for winter wheat, research funding award, Idaho Wheat Commission.
  • 2015-2016 Improved resistance to disease in sweet corn via symbioses, research funding award, HM-Clause Inc.
  • 2014-2015 Improved resistance to disease in sweet corn via symbioses, research funding award, HM-Clause Inc.

Research & Outreach

  • Colpoda ciliate protists associated with above-ground tissues of Populus trichocarpa Multitrophic interactions of fungi and endophytic and plant-feeding nematodes of Populus spp.
  • Eriophyid mite Schizoempodium mesophyllincola of Populus trichocarpa and their interactions with Melampsora x columbiana
  • The vertical transmission of endophytic microbes in seed and consequences for the microbiome and plant regeneration
  • Xerophilic endophytes and their ecology in roots of trees and shrubs across intermountain elevations and vegetation types in the Pacific Northwest
  • Forest microbes for resistance to systemic Fusarium spp. and effects on mycotoxins in Zea mays
  • Forest microbes and xerophilic fungi for pathogen suppression and abiotic stress resistance in dryland wheat production

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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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