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Faculty Members Berti and Gramig Promoted

Faculty members Marisol Berti and Greta Gramig were promoted within the Department of Plant Sciences.

June 30, 2016

Two Department of Plant Sciences faculty members have earned promotions, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Marisol Berti was promoted to professor, Dr. Greta Gramig was promoted to associate professor, and each was awarded tenure.

Berti earned her Ph.D. in Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University, and was hired as an associate professor in 2009. She leads the Forages and Biomass Crop Production project, which works to improve forage production, introduce biomass crops and evaluate the impact of annual/perennial forages. She also teaches courses in principles of forage production, sugarbeet production, and professional development. Berti has led three summer study abroad courses, titled Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energies in Europe, which provides students the opportunity to observe and understand sustainable management practices in agriculture, cropping systems management, and renewable energy production in seven European countries.

In 2014, Berti was awarded the Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award by the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources. She is active in the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) and has served on the association board. Berti is the lead investigator for a $2 million USDA-NIFA-AFRI Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) grant awarded in 2016 to study the use of cover crops to improve cropping systems in the region.

Gramig earned her Ph.D. in Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was hired at NDSU in 2008 as an assistant professor. She leads the Weed Biology and Ecology project, which focuses on ecologically based approaches to weed control in annual cropping systems, including grain/oilseed, vegetables and fruit. She also teaches courses in weed identification and weed biology and ecology.

Gramig helped found the Grow It Forward community service program at NDSU in 2012. She serves as a reviewer for Weed Research, an international journal of weed biology, ecology and vegetation management; the Agronomy Journal, a publication of the American Society of Agronomy; and the Australian Journal of Botany.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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