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James R. Kemp

My specific field of study is floral development and pollination biology. My research interests are focused on comparative studies on the structure and development of floral shoots in seed plants. This work is also combined with physiological studies that investigate the effect of nutrients on pollination, and how nutrients influence pollination success of commercial crops. This work has also led to investigations into the movement of systemic pesticides into leaves, flowers, pollen, and nectar of agricultural crops.

Degrees: 
  • B.Sc., University of Guelph, 1988
  • Ph.D., University of Guelph, 1994
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Biology
Faculty: 
Science
Phone: 
(902) 628-4343
Research Interests: 
  • Pollination biology, floral development
  • Comparative studies on the structure and development of floral shoots in seed plant
  • Physiological studies that investigate the effect of nutrients on pollination, and how nutrients influence pollination success of commercial crops
  • Investigations into the movement of systemic pesticides into leaves, flowers, pollen, and nectar of agricultural crops
Citations: 
  1. Gallant, T.L., Percival, D.C., Kemp, J.R., and Olson, A.R. (2000) Intra- and Interclonal Pollination affects fruit-set and Berry Weight of the Lowbush Blueberry (V. Angustifolium Ait.) In Eastern Canada. Proceedings of the International Conference on Problems of Rational Utilization and Reproduction of Berry Plants in Boreal Forests on the Eve of the XXI Century. Gomel-Glubokoye, Belaus. Published by Forest Institute NSAB. Pp. 135-140.
  2. Briand, C., Kemp, J.R., Ritter, D.M., and Sauer, S.C. (2000) Influence of the Anatomy on the Biomechanics of Aralia spinosa L. (Devil’s Walking Stick) during the Trunk-building Phase. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Tree. (In Press)
  3. Gallant, J.B., Kemp, J.R. and Lacroix, C.R. (1997) Floral Development of Dioecious Staghorn Sumac, Rhus hirta (Anacardiaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 159(4) 539-549.
  4. Kemp, J.R., Kevan, P.G., and Posluszny, U. (1993) Morphological differences and changes of the gynoecium in short-lived flowers of Rosa setigera (Michaux) and their relationship in regard to dioecy. International Journal of Plant Sciences 154: 550-556.
  5. Kemp, J.R., Posluszny, U., Gerrath, J.M. and Kevan, P.G. (1993) Floral development of Rosa setigera (Michaux). Canadian Journal of Botany 71: 74-86.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Dr. Peter Kevin, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Shawna MacKinnon, N.R.C. (Halifax)
  • Dr. David Percival, Nova Scotia Agricultural College
  • Dr. Chris Briand, Salsbury State University (Maryland, U.S.A.)
  • Dick Rogers, Wildwood Laboratories (Kentville, Nova Scotia)