Eric Bishop-von Wettberg, PhD

Advisory Board

Broadly trained in genetics, ecology and agroecology, Eric Bishop–von Wettberg uses a combination of field, greenhouse common garden, and laboratory approaches to improve crop plants in the face of ongoing climate change.

As an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont, Bishop-von Wettberg leads a research program focused on the consequences of genetic bottlenecks that reduce climate resilience and alter root exudation traits in crop plants.

Previously, Bishop-von Wettberg served on the faculty at Florida International University from 2010-2017, and has authored more than 75 articles, reviews, and book chapters in such places as Nature Communications, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Nature Genetics.

Bishop-von Wettberg holds a  PhD in Ecology from Brown University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Swarthmore University.