Patterson, Bob P

Crop and Soil Sciences
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Bob Patterson has been teaching and conducting research in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department since 1968.  He has studied food production practices in several African (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Ghana), Latin American (Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, and Nicaragua), European (Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic), and southeast Asian (China, India,  and Nepal) countries.  He taught a graduate plant physiology course and conducted soybean water relations research at Humboldt University during the winter semester at Humboldt University in Berlin as a Fulbright Scholar in 1995-96.   For eight years (2007-14)  he taught a Study Abroad course (STS 323; World Population and Food Prospects) at the Prague Institute.  Approximately one-half of the three dozen graduate students whose committees he has chaired or chaired have been international students (including Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, and former Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo).  Keen interest remains in empowering our baccalaureate students to strengthen their worldview through interaction with international students and mentors, both on our campus and abroad.

  Climate Change | Ecology | Environmental Management | Crop Production | Organic Agriculture | Integrated Pest Management
Country(s) of experience:
  Austria | Belgium | Bolivia | Congo, Democratic Republic of the | Congo, Republic of | Czech Republic | Egypt | Ethiopia | France | Germany | Haiti | Honduras | Hungary | India | Italy | Jamaica | Kenya | Mexico | Moldova | Nepal | Netherlands | Nigeria | Poland | Senegal | Slovakia | South Sudan | Turkey | United States | Zambia | Zimbabwe
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Instructor at an academic institution overseas | Speaker at an international conference | Visiting faculty | Other international activities | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
  Sabbatical - Germany
Year: 1995-96
Country: Germany
Institution: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  Study Abroad
01/01/2008 - 12/31/2015
Funding Agency/Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Institutional Partner: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  Crop water relations
01/01/1995 - 12/31/2005
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Fulbright Scholar Program
Institutional Partner: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  Moldovan Partnership
01/01/2000 - 12/31/2003
Funding Agency/Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Institutional Partner: Agricultural State University of Moldova (UASM), Moldova
  Soybean water relations
01/01/1989 - 12/31/1989
Funding Agency/Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Institutional Partner:
  National Maize Program
01/01/1984 - 12/31/1988
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Institutional Partner: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)