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- Ph.D. in Plant Biology and Pathology (2006), Rutgers University
- B.S. in Biology (2000), Rutgers University
- PLSOILIN 275 Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology
- PLSOILIN 391B Turfgrass Science and Management Seminar
- PLSOILIN 397P Introduction to Plant Physiology
- PLNTSOIL 523 Plant Stress Physiology
- Abiotic stress physiology of perennial grass species, including drought and temperature stresses
- Turfgrass irrigation management and water use
Yang, Z., L. Xu, J. Yu, M. DaCosta, and B. Huang. 2013. Changes in carbohydrate metabolism in two Kentucky bluegrass cultivars during drought stress and recovery. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 138:24-30.
Ebdon, J.S., W.M. Dest, M. DaCosta, and J. Spargo. 2013. Long term effects of nitrogen and potassium fertilization on shoot growth, soil test K and tissue K in perennial ryegrass turf. Crop Sci. (In press).
Hoffman, L., M. DaCosta, J.S. Ebdon, and J. Zhao. 2012. Effects of drought-preconditioning on freezing tolerance of perennial ryegrass. Environ. Exp. Bot. 79:11-20.
Lanier, J.D., J.S. Ebdon, and M. DaCosta. 2012. Physiological changes associated with wilt-induced freezing tolerance among diverse turf performance perennial ryegrass cultivars. Crop Sci. 52:1393-1405.
Espevig, T., C. Xu, T.S. Aamlid, M. DaCosta, and B. Huang. 2012. Proteomic responses during cold acclimation in association with freezing tolerance of velvet bentgrass. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 137:391-399.
Espevig, T., M. DaCosta, L. Hoffman, T.S. Aamlid, A. Tronsmo, B.B. Clarke, and B. Huang. 2011. Freezing tolerance and carbohydrate changes of two Agrostis species during cold acclimation. Crop Sci. 51:1188-1197.
Dowgiewics, J., Ebdon, S., M. DaCosta, and W. Dest. 2011. Wear tolerance mechanisms in Agrostis species and cultivars. Crop Sci. 51: 1232-1243.
Hoffman, L., M. DaCosta, J.S. Ebdon, and E. Watkins. 2010. Physiological changes during cold acclimation of perennial ryegrass accessions differing in freeze tolerance. Crop Sci. 50: 1037-1047.
Lyons, E., J. Pote, M. DaCosta, and B. Huang. 2007. Whole-plant carbon relations and root respiration associated with Agrostis grass responses to high soil temperatures. Environ. Exp. Bot. 59:307-313.
DaCosta, M. and B. Huang. 2006. Deficit irrigation effects on water use characteristics of bentgrass species. Crop Sci. 46:1779-1786.
Turfgrass physiology; water stress; temperature stress