Ph.D. 1988 in Agronomy with Botany Minor, University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.S. 1985 in Horticulture, Michigan State University; B.S. 1983 in Horticulture and Agronomy, University of Minnesota. Weed physiology research centering on understanding how environmental, insect, and herbicide stresses influence crop and weed productivity.  Emphasis on role of oxidative stress tolerance mechanisms in weed/crop interactions, and alkaloid biosynthesis costs for the locoweed/endophyte complex.

Recent Publications

Recent Grants

  • Student Technology Transfer Research Internship Program (STTRIP), Co-PIs: Sing and Sterling; USFS, $28,500. (2011-2016)
  • Conservation Approaches to Invasive Plant Management in the Missouri River Watershed: From Invasive Species Prevention and Control, to Biomass Utilization and Bioenergy Generation, PI: Galli-Noble, Co-PI: Sterling; NRCS CIG, $1,000,000 (2011-2014)

Current Instructional Interests

  • PSPP 546 – Herbicide Physiology, a distance-delivered, team-taught course (Every even fall)