Steve's research interests reflect both his training in application-oriented plant breeding and his fascination with plant survival in natural plant communities in arid environments. He is also involved in consulting with other researchers on experimental design and analysis. Dr. Smith teaches three undergraduate courses each year.
Pavliscak,L.L., J.S. Fehmi, and S.E. Smith. 2014. Assessing emergence of a long-lived monocarpic succulent in disturbed, arid environments: Evaluating abiotic factors in effective Agave restoration by seed. Arid Land Res. Manage. DOI: 10.1080/15324982.2014.909905.
Brown, J. Jed, Edward P. Glenn, and S.E. Smith. 2014. Feasibility of halophyte domestication for high-salinity agriculture. In: M.A. Khan et al. (eds.), Sabkha Ecosystems: Volume IV: Cash crop halophyte and biodiversity conservation. Tasks for Vegetation Science 47:73-80.
Smith, S.E., Ma. G. Mendoza, G. Zúñiga, K. Halbrook, J.L. Hayes, and D.N. Byrne. 2013. Predicting the distribution of a novel bark beetle and its pine hosts under future climate conditions. Agric. and Forest Entomology 15:212-226.
Soleri, Daniela, Margaret Worthington, Flavio Aragón-Cuevas, Steven E. Smith, and Paul Gepts. 2013. Farmers' varietal identification in a reference sample of local Phaseolus species in the Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Econ. Bot. 64:283-298.