The objectives of my research are: (1) discover knowledge of plant physiological processes pivotal to how a crop plant operates in producing the product of yield; (2) develop near-term technologies to minimize the effects of specific environmental factors on crop productivity; (3) develop near-term strategies to directly improve crop productivity/profitability; and (4) develop strategies for measuring novel characteristics that can be used to assist crop genetic improvement.
As a plant physiologist working with crops, I have dual, interdependent, obligations - one towards discovering and applying knowledge of how the crop plant and plant populations function and interact with the environment for the agronomic and genetic improvement of crop production at all scales - global to regional, the other towards 'troubleshooting' and improving specific production systems in the region (rice is the major crop where I am located) as part of an interdisciplinary team. Through discovery and application of knowledge of the physiology of crop plants, my research positively impacts the economics and sustainability of crop production, both locally and globally.
- Barnaby, J. Y., Huggins, T. D., Lee, H., McClung, A. M., Pinson, S., Oh, M., ... Edwards, J. D. (2020). Vis/NIR hyperspectral imaging distinguishes sub-population, production environment, and physicochemical grain properties in rice. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 10(1), 9284.
- Linquist, B. A., Marcos, M., Adviento‐Borbe, M. A., Anders, M., Harrell, D., Linscombe, S., ... Thomson, A. (2018). Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Management Practices that Affect Emissions in US Rice Systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47(3), 395-409.
- Dou, F., Tarpley, L., Chen, K., Wright, A. L., & Mohammed, A. R. (2016). Planting Date and Variety Effects on Rice Main and Ratoon Crop Production in South Texas. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 47(21), 2414-2420.
- Mohammed, A. R., Cothren, J. T., Chen, M., & Tarpley, L. (2015). 1‐Methylcyclopropene (1‐MCP)‐Induced Alteration in Leaf Photosynthetic Rate, Chlorophyll Fluorescence, Respiration and Membrane Damage in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Under High Night Temperature. JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY AND CROP SCIENCE-ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ACKER UND PFLANZENBAU. 201(2), 105-116.
- Pinson, S., Tarpley, L., Yan, W., Yeater, K., Lahner, B., Yakubova, E., ... Salt, D. E. (2015). Worldwide Genetic Diversity for Mineral Element Concentrations in Rice Grain. CROP SCIENCE. 55(1), 294-311.
- Mohammed, A. R., & Tarpley, L. (2011). Plant physiological response to elevated night temperature. Plant Physiology. (pp. 202-213).
- Tarpley, L., & Roessner, U. (2007). Metabolomics: Enabling Systems-Level Phenotyping in Rice Functional Genomics. Rice Functional Genomics. (pp. 91-107). Springer New York.
- Pinson, S., Tarpley, L., Yan, W., & Salt, D. E. (2013). Genetic and field management strategies for limiting accumulation of arsenic in rice grains. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 245,
- Read, J. J., Tarpley, L., McKinion, J. M., & Reddy, K. R. (2002). Narrow‐Waveband Reflectance Ratios for Remote Estimation of Nitrogen Status in Cotton. Journal of Environmental Quality. 31(5), 1442-1452.
- Doma, P. R., Reddy, K. R., Tarpley, L., Chen, M. H., Read, J. J., & Boone, M. (2000). Cotton physiology as affected by leaf and canopy aging. 702-703.
- Tarpley, L., & Sassenrath-Cole, G. F. (1999). Principal components of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., leaf reflectance spectra. 617.
- Tarpley, L., & Vietor, D. M. (1996). Differential autoradiography of free sugars: Tissue printing to charcoal paper. Plant Physiology. 111(2), 574-574.
- Chittoori, Ratnaprabha 1982- (2012-12). Root Morphological and Physiological Bases to Understand Genotypic Control of Mineral Acquisition in Rice Grains. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Mohammed, Abdul R. (2009-05). Effects of High Nighttime Temperature and Role of Plant Growth Regulators on Growth, Development and Physiology of Rice Plants. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Rounds, Elliott Wilson (2008-05). Influence of exogenous effectors of invertase activity on rice physiology and growth. (Master's Thesis)