Geneviève Marchand, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

I lead a research program on plant pathology for vegetable crops grown in the greenhouse and other controlled environments.

Current research and/or projects

Developing resistance to Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (co-lead)

Nunavut Off-Grid Mobile Plant Growth Unit in Gjoa Haven to Support Northern and Inuit-led Agriculture Research (participant)

Development of a modular microclimate monitoring system to monitor the impact of new technologies on greenhouse energy efficiency (participant)

Strategies for the Growth of Healthy Nutrient-Rich Plants for Northern and Remote Communities (participant)


Research and/or project statements

My research program aims to investigate new ways to detect, identify, and manage pathogens causing diseases having an economic impact on vegetables grown in greenhouses and controlled environments.

I am also occasionally called upon to participate in research projects on other horticultural crops.


Additional publications:

Ellouze, W., D. Nesbitt, M. Parcey, S. Gayder, G. Marchand, A. M. Svircev and J. T. Tambong "Draft genome sequences of hazelnut-associated Pseudomonas strains isolated in Ontario, Canada." Microbiology Resource Announcements (accepted for publication).

Professional activities / interests

I am a member of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), where I serve on different committees. I am also the editor for section L, "Vegetables and Special Crops - Diseases" of the "Pest Management Research Report - Insect Pests and Plant Diseases" published annually by the CPS.

Education and awards

Ph.D. in Plant Biologie, Université Laval, 2008

Key publications

  1. Xue, A.G., Chen, Y., Marchand, G., Guo, W., Ren, C., Savard, M., Mcelroy, A.R.B. (2015). Timing of inoculation and fusarium species affect the severity of fusarium head blight on oat, 95(3), 517-524.

    2015 - View publication details

  2. Xue, A.G., Marchand, G., Chen, Y., Zhang, S., Cober, E.R., Tenuta, A. (2015). Races of Phytophthora sojae in Ontario, Canada, 2010-2012, 37(3), 376-383.

    2015 - View publication details

  3. Marchand, G., Chen, Y., Berhane, N.A., Wei, L., Lévesque, C.A., Xue, A.G. (2014). Identification of Pythium spp. from the rhizosphere of soybeans in Ontario, Canada, 36(2), 246-251.

    2014 - View publication details

Research facility

2585 County Road 20
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0