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John Stenger Presents Ph.D. Seminar

John Stenger presented his Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, "Environmental Influence on Cold-Climate Grapevine (Vitis Spp.) Fall Acclimation Response and Fruit Ripening", on Friday, December 9, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
John Stenger Presents Ph.D. Seminar

John Stenger (right) with adviser Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti

December 27, 2016

John Stenger Ph.D. Dissertation Video

John Stenger presented his Plant Sciences Ph.D. dissertation, Environmental Influence on Cold-Climate Grapevine (Vitis Spp.) Fall Acclimation Response and Fruit Ripening, on Friday, December 9, 2016. His research compared the use of bi-linear and higher-order data reduction models to compare differential grapevine responses to temperature in order to develop a test methodology for background selection for adapted, temperature-responsive acclimation response in hybrid grapevine. Data for the study was gathered in both growth chamber and natural field conditions.

Stenger, from Herman, Minnesota, chose NDSU for his graduate studies after earning a B.S. in Horticulture from the Department of Plant Sciences. He enjoyed having the opportunity to investigate plant breeding related to trait introgression from wild sources and environmental influence on trait expression. Stenger also enjoyed the feeling of community on campus.

During his time in graduate school, Stenger interned with the University of Minnesota, Morris, and received several scholarship awards, including the NDSU Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship (2014-15), the American Society for Horticultural Science Travel Grant (2015), the Jack F. Carter Plant Sciences Graduate Scholastic and Leadership Scholarship (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014), the John F. Soper Plant Sciences Scholarship Endowment (2014), the Devin Miller Memorial Scholarship (2013), the Frank Bain Scholarship (2011 and 2012), and the Eric Matthew Miller Memorial Scholarship (2010). He was a member of the NDSU Horticulture Club, the Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association, and NDSU’s Gamma Sigma Delta branch.

Stenger’s graduate committee members were Dr. Todd West, Dr. Juan Osorno, Dr. Tom DeSutter, and the late Dr. James Hammond. He was advised by Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti.

Source: John Stenger (contact Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu, 701-231-8536)
Author: Shannon Ueker (, 701-231-7971)
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard (karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu, 701-231-5384)

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