Prof. Dr. Maria Renate Finckh

Fachgebietsleiterin Ökologischer Pflanzenschutz
Address Nordbahnhofstraße 1a
37213 Witzenhausen
Building: WIZ, Hörsaal-u.Laborgebäude, Nbhfstr.
Room Raum 2104
Telephone +49 561 804-1562
Telefax +49 561 804-1564
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Curriculum Vitae

1986, Germany

B.S. Biology, University of Freiburg.

1991, USA

Ph.D. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Since Feb. 1999

Professor of ecological plant protection, University of Kassel, Germany.

Dec. 1997-Nov. 1998

Risk Assessment of Transgenically Disease Resistant Plants in the Environment. Concentration on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on rape and other vegetable species and wild relatives of rape and on Puccinia coronata on forage grasses, mainly Lolium perenne.

May 1994 - Oct.1997

Collaboration with Drs. E. Gacek and J. Nadziak, Bakow, Poland on development and evaluation of cultivar and species mixtures for malting barley and animal feed production in Poland.  Research in collaboration with Dr. Thinlay in Bhutan on "Strategies for the management of rice blast (caused by Pyricularia grisea)". 
Work on the genetics of virulence of Erysiphe graminis f.sp. hordei to the durable Mlo-resistance in Barley.

Feb. 1994 - April 1994

Consultant for the International Rice Research Institute IPM Research Network, Los Banos, Philippines and FAO Intercountry Programme for Integrated Pest Control in Rice in South and Southeast Asia, Manila, Philippines. Development of learning tools for farmers’ field schools for training in plant pathology and gene deployment. Development of training materials on gene deployment for the control of diseases and insect pests of rice for the IPM Research Network.

Jan. 1992 - Jan. 1994

International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines.
Work on the IRRI - US Environmental Protection Agency project on global climate change: effects of elevated UV-B (290-320 nm) radiation on susceptibility of rice to Pyricularia grisea. 
Work on UN developmental project with Drs. C.C. Mundt and R.J. Nelson on strategies for the deployment of host resistance for the control of bacterial blight of rice caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in the Philippines and Indonesia.


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Current Courses

G07Ökologie und Einführung in Agrarsysteme
Vorlesung mit Arbeitsgruppen, Max. 200 Teilnehmer
G11Ökologische Landbausysteme
Prüfung, Max. 160 Teilnehmer
H22Regulation der Agrarbiozönosen
Vorlesung / Exkursion, Max. 10 Teilnehmer
P05Organic cropping systems under temperate and (sub)tropical conditions
Vorlesung, Max. 25 Teilnehmer
P07Soil and plant science
Lecture, Max. 25 Teilnehmer
P15MMethods and advances in plant protection
Lecture, Max. 20 Teilnehmer
Seminar, Max. 10 Teilnehmer



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