DEPT. of FOREST ECOSYSTEMS & SOCIETY
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
I have been working in tree and plant biotechnology—teaching, providing outreach to the public, and conducting research—for more than 30 years. I run an active genetic transformation (gene insertion) lab that has produced thousands of transgenic trees, and we have tested many of these in the field. Because of the demand for reliable information on GMO crops and trees by the public, I have given numerous lectures to the public, wrote papers about policy options for improved regulations, and for ~10 years taught an interdisciplinary course on the science and social views of genes and chemicals in agriculture.
Strauss SH, Jones KN, Lu H, Petit JD, Klocko A, Betts MG, Brosi BJ, Fletcher RJ, Needham MD. 2017. Reproductive modification in forest plantations: impacts on biodiversity and society. New Phytologist. 213:1000-1021.
Chang S, Mahon EL, MacKay HA, Rottmann WH, Strauss SH, Pijut PM, Powell WA, Coffey V, Lu H, Mansfield SD et al.. 2018. Genetic engineering of trees: progress and new horizons. In vitro Cell. Develop. Biol. 54:341-376.
Bagley JC, Heming NM, Gutiérrez EE, Devisetty UK, Mock KE, Eckert AJ, Strauss SH. 2018. Genotyping-by-sequencing and ecological niche modeling illuminate phylogeography, admixture, and Pleistocene range dynamics in quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). PeerJ Preprints. 6:e27162v1
Nagle M, LeBoldus JM, Klocko A. 2018. Host‐Induced Gene Silencing for Pest/Pathogen Control. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.
Nagle M, Déjardin A, Pilate G, Strauss SH. 2018. Opportunities for Innovation in Genetic Transformation of Forest Trees. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9
Klocko A, Lu H, Magnuson A, Brunner AM, Ma C, Strauss SH. 2018. Phenotypic Expression and Stability in a Large-Scale Field Study of Genetically Engineered Poplars Containing Sexual Containment Transgenes. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 6:100
Lu H, Klocko A, Brunner AM, Ma C, Magnuson A, Howe GT, An X, Strauss SH. 2018. RNA interference suppression of AGAMOUS and SEEDSTICK alters floral organ identity and impairs floral organ determinacy, ovule differentiation, and seed-hair development in Populus. New Phytologist.