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Melba Salazar-Gutierrez

Assistant Professor

Horticulture

(334) 844-4862 

  mrs0146@auburn.edu 

  

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Address:
101 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Biography

DEGREES EARNED

  • 2006 Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy Sciences – Crop Physiology, National University of Colombia
  • 1996 Statistics Specialist, National University of Colombia
  • 1993 Bachelor of Science Education – Biology, University of Cauca

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Jan 2021 Assistant Professor – Specialty Crop Physiologist, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University.
  • Jun-Dec 2020 Program Modeler and Analysis Scientist SPPR, Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA.
  • 2013-2020 Assistant Research Professor – Department of Horticulture & Biological Systems Engineering Washington State University, Prosser, WA.
  • 2016-2018 Interim Leader of the Research program – AgWeatherNet – Washington State University, Prosser, WA.
  • 2014-2020 WSU Leader, U.S and Colombia Representative Land Grant University Consortium. U.S. Department of State.
  • 2012-2013 Research Associate, Washington State University, Prosser, WA
  • 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Prosser, WA

RECENT OR SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2014 American Society of Agronomy. Mentor Golden Opportunity Scholar.
  • 2004-2006 Doctoral Program Scholarship. The Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation-Colciencias, Colombia.
  • 1993-1995 Graduate Student, Scholarship. The Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation-Colciencias, Colombia and the Scientific Research Program of the National Coffee Federation of Colombia – Cenicafé.
  • 1991-1993 Undergraduate Student, Scholarship.The Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation-Colciencias, Colombia and the Scientific Research Program of the National Coffee Federation of Colombia – Cenicafé.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 2016-Pres. ASEE American Society for Engineering Association
  • 2010-Pres. WAWGG Washington Wine Growers Association
  • 2010-Pres. Washington State Grape Society
  • 2001-Pres. SCCH Sociedad Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas -Colombian Horticultural Society
  • 2010-2016 WAHORT Washington State Horticultural Association
  • 2012-2017 ISHS International Society for Horticultural Sciences
  • 2012-2016 ASPB American Society of Plant Biologist
  • 2010-2016 ASA-CSSA-SSSA, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America

Research

RESEARCH

My research program at Auburn focuses on the challenges and opportunities for production of fruit crops in protected environments (e.g., indoor, greenhouse, high-tunnel, etc.) also my program support out-of-door production systems.

Courses

NA

Publications

RECENT OR SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Ying-Tsui Wang, Benoît Pallas, Melba R. Salazar-Gutierrez, Evelyne Costes and Gerrit Hoogenboom 2020. A Comparative Study on the Branching Pattern of Monocyclic and Bicyclic Shoots of Apple cv. “Fuji”. Front. Plant Sci., 31 August 2020 Vol 11: article 571918.| https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.571918
  • Andrés Javier Peña Quiñones, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Melba Ruth Salazar Gutiérrez, Claudio Stöckle, Markus Keller. 2020. Comparison of air temperature measured in a vineyard canopy and at a standard weather station. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234436. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234436
  • Ranjana, R. , Khot, L.A., Peters, T.R., Salazar-Gutierrez, M.R. Shic, G. 2020. In-field crop physiology sensing aided real-time apple fruit surface temperature monitoring for sunburn prediction. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Research Paper | COMPAG_2020_790. Sent to Production 03 Jun 2020.
  • Valencia, A., J.A., Soto, G.A., Castaño, V, G.J., Villa, Vallejo E., L.F., Salazar-Gutierrez, M.R.Morphometric identification of the sugarcane stem borers Diatraea Saccharalis and Diatraea Busckella (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) In Colombia. Bulleting of Entomological Research. Pre-print BioRxiv Jan 2020.
  • Valencia, A., J.A., Soto, G.A., Castaño, V, G.J., Villa, Vallejo E., L.F., Salazar-Gutierrez, M.R. Population dynamics of diatraea spp. Under different climate offer conditions in Colombia. Bulleting of Entomological Research. Pre-print BioRxiv Jan 2020.
  • Salazar-Gutierrez, M. and Chaves-Cordoba, B. Modeling Approach for Cold Hardiness Estimation on Cherries. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 287, (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.107946
  • Camargo-Alvarez, H., Salazar-Gutierrez, M., Keller, M. Hoogenboom, G. 2020. Modeling the effect of temperature on bud dormancy of grapevines. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 280, (2020) https://doi.org/107782. 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107782.
  • Peña Q., A.J., Salazar Gutierrez, M.R., Hoogenboom, G. 2020. A Methodological Approach to Determine Flower Bud Vulnerability to Low Temperatures for Deciduous Crops in Early Spring Using Degree Days. HORTSCIENCE • https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14689-19 Published online 25 March 2020.
  • Peña Q., A.J., Keller M., Salazar Gutierrez, M.R., Knot, L. Hoogenboom G. 2019. Comparison between grapevine tissue temperature and air temperature. Scientia Horticulturae, Volume 247, Pages 407-420.
  • Peña Q., A.J., Chaves, B., Salazar Gutierrez, M.R., Keller M., and Hoogenboom G. 2019. Radius of influence of air temperature from automated weather stations installed in complex terrain. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-018-2717-9 Volume 137, pages 1957–1973 (2019)