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





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

Research Interests

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

Recent/Ongoing Research/Contracts

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