Cathryn Chapman

Assistant Professor in Residence for Turfgrass Management

Professional Credentials

  • PhD, Plant Biology, 2022, Rutgers University
  • BS, Biology, 2015, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Areas of Interest

  • Plant Stress Tolerance
  • Turfgrass Physiology
  • Plant Growth Regulators and Biostimulants

Research projects/interests

My research focuses on building sustainable turfgrass management programs that promote abiotic stress tolerance and recovery. Enhancing turfgrass health through the use of biostimulants or other plant-health products may help increase water and nutrient use efficiency and improve the recuperative potential of turfgrass after stress is relieved. Other interests include learning more about the mechanisms controlling the regrowth of cool-season turfgrasses following drought stress with an emphasis on meristematic tissues within crowns, stolons, or rhizomes. Findings from this research enhances our knowledge of turfgrass survival through climate changes, and can be applied as a program of best management practices for golf courses, athletic fields, and lawns. My Extension program integrates applied research with community outreach to support turfgrass professionals throughout New England in the areas of stress tolerance and sustainable cultural management practices.

Not accepting graduate students at this time.


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Contact Information
Mailing AddressWilfred B. Young Building 1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067 Storrs CT 06269-4067
Office LocationWilfred B. Young Building (YNG) 112