Dr. Thomas Lowell Rost, BS, MA, PhD

Thomas L. Rost

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Unit
Department of Plant Biology
CAES, International Programs


Bio

Profile Introduction

Professor Rost retired in 2006 but remains active on campus primarily as an international curriculum development consultant in various countries, including -- Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Slovakia,  etc.  In 2008 he served as the Interim director of the CA Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program.  Professor Rost is active in the UCD Emeriti Association and frequently participates in community theater.

Research Interests

Structure and development of roots in vascular plants.

International curriculum development

Specialties / Focus

  • Plant anatomy, International curriculum development

Honors and Awards

  • International President, Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society for Agriculture 2004-06
  • Edwin G. Bessey award, Botanical Society of America 2007
  • Distinguished Botanist Award, Botanical Society of America 2008
  • UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award 1998
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia 2012
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, Yezin Agriculture University, Nay Phi Taw, Myanmar 2015
  • Named one of the three best publications of 2017. Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.  (Alexander Lux, Milan Baláž, Marie Kummerová, Aleš Soukup, Olga Votrubová, Jun Abe, Shigenori Morita, Thomas Rost. 2017. Obrazový průvodce anatomií rostlin (Visual guide to plant anatomy). Publishing House Academia, Vodickova, Czech Republic.)
  • The Jury Prize for an Encyclopedia of Natural Science for 2017, from the Union of Interpreters and Translators (JTP), Prague, Czech Republic.  (Alexander Lux, Milan Baláž, Marie Kummerová, Aleš Soukup, Olga Votrubová, Jun Abe, Shigenori Morita, Thomas Rost. 2017. Obrazový průvodce anatomií rostlin (Visual guide to plant anatomy). Publishing House Academia, Vodickova, Czech Republic.)

    Professional Societies

    • Gamma Sigma Delta
    • Botanical Society of America
    • International Society for Root Research
    • Sigma Xi

    Degrees

    • 1963 BS Biology St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
    • 1965 MA Botany Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
    • 1970 PhD Botany Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Publications

    Rost, T.L., E. Polonyova, M. Hornak, I. Zelko, and A. Lux. 2015. Student expectations for higher education in Biology at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. International Journal of Biology Education.  4 (2): 63-77.

    Polonyova, E., M. Hornak, I. Zelko, A. Lux, and T.L. Rost. 2017. Student expectations for higher education in geography at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. Geographia Polonica. 90: 111­­ - 122.

    Gambetta, G.A., J. Fei, T. L. Rost, T. Knipfer, M.A. Matthews, K. A. Shackel, M. A. Walker, and A. J. McElrone. 2013. Water uptake along the length of grapevine fine roots: developmental anatomy, tissue specific aquaporin expression, and pathways of water transport.  Plant Physiology.  163: 1254-1265.

    Alexander Lux, Milan Baláž, Marie Kummerová, Aleš Soukup, Olga Votrubová, Jun Abe, Shigenori Morita, Thomas Rost. 2016. Obrazový průvodce anatomií rostlin (Visual guide to plant anatomy). Publishing House Academia, Vodickova, Czech Republic.

    Polonyova, E., M. Hornak, I. Zelko, A. Lux, and T.L. Rost. 2017. Student expectations for higher education in geography at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. Geographia Polonica. (In Press).

    Lux,A., M. Balaz, M. Kummerova, A. Soukup, O. Votrubova, J. Abe, S. Morita, and T.L. Rost. 2016. Visual Guide to Plant Anatomy.

    Rost, T.L., E. Polonyova, M. Hornak, I. Zelko, and A. Lux. 2015. Student expectations for higher education in Biology at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. International Journal of Biology Education.  4 (2): 63-77

     Rost, T.L., M.G. Barbour, C.R. Stocking, T.M. Murphy. 2006. Plant Biology, 2nd Edition. Wadsworth Pub. Co. Belmont, CA. pp 603. (Free access version 2016: http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/courses/bis/1c/text/PLANTBIOLOGY1.htm )

     Alexander Lux, Milan Baláž, Marie Kummerová, Aleš Soukup, Olga Votrubová, Jun Abe, Shigenori Morita, Thomas Rost. 2017. Obrazový průvodce anatomií rostlin (Visual guide to plant anatomy). Publishing House Academia, Vodickova, Czech Republic.

     Donato ChiatanteThomas RostJohn BryantGabriella Stefania Scippa. 2018. Regulatory networks controlling the development of the root system and the formation of lateral roots: a comparative analysis of the roles of pericycle and vascular cambium. Annals of Botany,122: 1-14. (free access: https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcy003)

     

     

     

     

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