Dr. James Schrader has worked at ISU as a researcher in the Department of Horticulture since 2002, and he joined the institute as an Ag Specialist in January of 2019. Dr. Schrader is originally from Bemidji Minnesota, where he began his academic endeavors by earning a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Bemidji State University. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. Degrees in Plant Physiology from Iowa State University, with research focusing on ecophysiology, ecology, and systematics of rare woody plant species. His work in the Department of Horticulture has ranged from basic research in the areas of woody plant ecology, systematics, phylogeography, and stress physiology to applied research that focused on the development, evaluation, and commercialization of sustainable technologies for horticulture. His work with bioplastic container cropping systems and biopolymer fertilizers was a significant part of the collaborative program (Bioplastics for the Green Industry) that won the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences team award in 2017. Dr. Schrader provides research expertise in the areas of stress physiology and sustainability of horticulture fruit crops.
Dr. James Schrader
Agricultural Specialist - Viticulture
Area of Expertise:
Woody Plant Physiology
Ph.D., Plant Physiology, Iowa State University, 2002
M.S., Plant Physiology, Iowa State University, 1999
B.A., Biology, Bemidji State University, 1997