Rowland named UMaine dean of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and MAFES director


ORONO — Diane Rowland, professor of crop physiology and division chair On the College of Florida, has been named dean of the College of Maine School of Pure Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, efficient Aug. 1. 

Rowland, a graduate of Orono Highschool, started her scientific profession as a evaluation plant physiologist and lead scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Georgia. In 2010, she joined the College of Florida Institute of Meals and Agricultural Sciences. 

For Lots of her profession, Rowland has specialised Inside the physiological mechanisms of crop stress, notably associated to drought and crop water scarcity resilience. She has acquired Greater than $7 million in funding and, most recently, is An factor of a $26 million Nationwide Science Basis Engineering Research Center led by the College of Pennsylvania.