Dr. Gregorio B. Begonia

Selected Publications
BegoniaOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm 338

Email: gregorio.begonia@jsums.edu

Phone: (601) 979-6962

Fax: (601) 979-5853





  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University,  1980; Major: Crop/Plant Physiology; Minor: Biochemistry
  • M.S., University of the Philippines at Los Baños, 1976; Major: Weed Science; Minor: Plant Pathology
  • B.S., University of the Philippines at Los Baños, 1972; Major: Botany; Minor: Plant Pathology

Research Interests

  • Coastal restoration using native and introduced grass and other plant species
  • Phytoremediation/bioremediation
  • Phenology of plants with anti-cancerous attributes
  • Gas exchange studies of plants in response to environmental stresses (e.g., metal toxicity, drought) and elevated CO2 environments,
  • Renewable energy-biofuels
  • Plant-soil-microbe interactions

Recent/Ongoing Research/Contracts

  • TITLE: Consulting Services – Planting of Coastal Dune System, Harrison County, Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program.
  • ROLE: Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Dr. T. Cathart & Pete Melby, Mississippi State Univ.)
  • FUNDING SOURCE: US Army Corps of Engineers
  • DURATION: September 1, 2008- December 31, 2008 (no-cost extension until Sept. 30, 2009)
  • AMOUNT: $100,000 (Phase II)