Jesse L MacDonald

Image Jesse L MacDonald
Biologist, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Officer & Peace Region Living Lab Science Coordinator

Making our science accessible to the end user.

Coordinator for Peace Regional Living Lab Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada science team; co-coordinator for the British Columbia Living Lab.

Current research and/or projects

J-002199 Identifying the cause(s) of two emerging Fruit Tree Decline Diseases in Canada

J-00226 Understanding Indigenous food systems and revitalizing key Indigenous food plants in Interior and Coastal regions of British Columbia

Education and awards

B.Sc., Life and Earth Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2009

M.P.M., Plant Pathology, Simon Fraser University, 2017 

 

University of British Columbia Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award, 2017

Key publications

  1. MacDonald J, Cooey L, Telford G, Abrams P, Alton G, Dudzic J, Ellis T, Girod P, Hueppelsheuser T, McFarlene J, Moffat C, Pogoda M, Thistlewood H. 2021. "Spotted Wing Drosophila: A Regional Research Users’ Meeting." Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC. 13 pp.

    2021 - View publication details

  2. MacDonald JL, Toivonen PMA. 2020. "Improving Blueberry Postharvest Quality: Managing the Atmosphere of Shipped Berries." Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC. 13023E/F.

    2020 - View publication details

  3. MacDonald JL, Toivonen PMA. 2020. "Improving Blueberry Postharvest Quality: Utilizing Temperature Management for Packers." Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC. AAFC No. 13022E/F.

    2020 - View publication details

  4. MacDonald JL, Toivonen PMA. 2020. "Improving Blueberry Postharvest Quality: Stacking for Optimal Temperature Management." Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC. 13021E/F.

    2020 - View publication details

  5. MacDonald JL, Forge T, Hannam K, Judd G, Moffat C, O'Gorman D, Sanfacon H, Xu H. 2020. 'Apple Decline' in the Okanagan Valley. Summerland Research and Development Centre via Instagram and Facebook.

    2020 - View publication details

  6. MacDonald, J.L., Punja, Z.K., Xiang, Y., Bouthillier, M.J., Reade, R., DeYoung, R.M., Bhagwat, B., Betz, E.C., Li, Y.Q., Chen, X. (2020). First report of wasabi mottle virus causing ringspot and vein-clearing symptoms on wasabi (Wasabia japonica) in North America, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2020.1805642

    2020 - View publication details

  7. MacDonald JL, Betz EC, Li YQ, Punja ZK, Bouthillier MJ, DeYoung RM, Bernardy MG. 2019. First report of ringspot and vein-clearing symptoms on Wasabia japonica plants associated with Wasabi mottle virus in North America. Can J Plant Pathol 41(X):XXX

    2019 - View publication details

  8. MacDonald JL, Maw E, Clarke P. 2017. First identifications of aphid and diamondback moth populations on wasabi in British Columbia. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 114: 93-96

    2017 - View publication details

  9. MacDonald JL, Punja ZK. 2017. Identification of Albugo candida causing white blister rust of Wasabia japonica in British Columbia. Can J Plant Pathol 39(1): 102

    2017 - View publication details

  10. Betz EC, MacDonald JL, Punja ZK. 2016. New and recurring pathogens of wasabi in British Columbia. Can J Plant Pathol 38(4):533-534. Abstract.

    2017 - View publication details

  11. MacDonald JL, Punja ZK. 2016. Identification of Colletotrichum destructivum causing anthracnose of Wasabia japonica in British Columbia. Can J Plant Pathol 38(1):135. Abstract.

    2016 - View publication details

Research facility

4200 Highway #97
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Canada

Affiliations

Canadian Phytopathological Society

Entomological Society of British Columbia

Entomological Society of Canada

Language

English