WSU Ornamental Plant Pathology Program,
Puyallup Research and Extension Center,
Dept. of Plant Pathology, Washington State University,
2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA, 98371-4998 USA.
https://jmhulbert.github.io
1-541-908-5129 (USA)
hulbe@wsu.edu

Academic Appointments

2020-2022 USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow, Ornamental Plant Pathology, WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State University.

Education

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2015-2020 (February) PhD Plant Pathology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Dept. of Plant & Soil Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dissertation: Phytophthora diversity in the Cape Floristic Region. Primary Supervisor: Mike Wingfield. Co-Supervisors: Treena Burgess, Francois Roets.
2016-2019 Affiliate Research Student, Dept. of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
2012-2014 Dual MSc Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology, Dept. of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University. Thesis: Phytosanitation of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) logs to mitigate the risk of artificially disseminating Phytophthora ramorum within the global trade of timber. Advisors: Everett Hansen & Jeff Morrell.
2006-2010 BSc Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University. Undergraduate Thesis: Influence of climatic variables on forest growth in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Initiatives

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2016- Project leader, Cape Citizen Science (https://citsci.co.za/), Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology.
2019- Prime mover, Forest Health Citizen Science Community (https://fhcs.page/).
2018-2019 Instructor, R for biology and ecology workshop series (https://jmhulbert.github.io/r/), two series offered at University of Pretoria and one series offered at Stellenbosch University.
2012-2014 Co-founder, Inspiration Dissemination (http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/), KBVR 88.7fm, Oregon State University.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

  • Hulbert JM, Paap T, Burgess TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2019. Botanical gardens provide valuable baseline Phytophthora diversity data. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 46:126461. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126461.
  • Ryan SF and 41 others, 2018. The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research, Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Vol. 285, Issue 1891. DOI: 710.1098/rspb.2018.1977.
  • Hulbert JM, Agne MC, Burgess TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Urban environments provide opportunities for early detections of Phytophthora invasions, Biological Invasions 19:3629–3644. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1585-z.
  • Peterson E, Hansen EM, Hulbert JM. 2014. Source or Sink? The role of soil and water borne inoculum in the dispersal of Phytophthora ramorum in Oregon tanoak forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 322:48-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.02.031.

Not Peer-Reviewed

  • Hulbert JM, Turner SC, Scott SL. 2019. Challenges and solutions to establishing and sustaining citizen science projects in South Africa, South African Journal of Science, 115(7/8). DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2019/5844.
  • Auerbach J, Barthelmess E, Cavalier D, Cooper C,Fenyk H, Haklay M, Hulbert JM, Kyba C, Larson L, Lewandowski E, Shanley L. 2019. The problem with delineating narrow criteria for citizen science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(31). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1909278116.
  • Hulbert JM 2019. Citizen science increases the ethics of foreign led research, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University Press. Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2019. DOI: 10.1353/nib.2019.0024.
  • Van der Colff D, Ebrahim I, Powrie LW, Rebelo AG, Edge D, Mecenero S, Scott SL, Hoffman MT, Hulbert JM, Ditlhale N, Mahood K, Gafen M, Sink KJ, Franken M, Zikishe V, Grieve K, Parbhoo S, Dayaram A and Turner SC. 2019. ‘Biodiversity provides opportunities for citizen science’ chapter in National Biodiversity Assessment 2018: Compendium of Benefits of Biodiversity. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. hdl.handle.net/20.500.12143/6491
  • Hulbert JM, Roets F. 2018. Science engagement in South Africa. Science, 361(6406):985. DOI: 10.1126/science.aav1499.
  • Hulbert JM. 2016. Citizen science tools available for ecological research in South Africa, South African Journal of Science, 112:5/6. DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2016/a0152.

In Review or Revision

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  • Paap T, Wingfield MJ, Burgess I, Hulbert JM, Santini A. (submitted). Invasion frameworks: A tree health perspective.
  • Hulbert JM, Roets F, Burgess T, Paap T, Wingfield M. (under revision). Citizen science can enhance biosecurity in developing economies.
  • Hulbert JM, Roets F, Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ. (submitted). Alleviating the threats of Phytophthora in South Africa with citizen science.
  • Hulbert JM, Roets F, Burgess TI, Wingfield MJ. (under revision). Exotic and putatively native Phytophthora species are associated with distinct plant communities in southern Afrotemperate Forests.
  • Louw NL, Roets F, Hulbert JM (under revision). Molecular techniques reveal additional factors in the decline of the endangered silver tree (Leucadendron argenteum).
  • Hulbert JM, Scholtz K, Roets F. (under revision). Youth participation in citizen science reveals differences between outreach and engagement and connects plant pathology research to public health.

Manuscripts in Prep

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  • Hulbert JM, Cleary M, Hallett RA, Roy HE and others (in prep). Citizen science can add value to forest pest and pathogen management frameworks.

Academic Honors & Awards

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2019 Getting the Message to the Public, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
2018 Travel Fund, British Society for Plant Pathology
2018 Stephen A. Johnston Student Travel Award, American Phytopathological Society
2016 Getting the Message to the Public, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
2016 Best Student Personal Website, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
2015 Best PhD Oral Presentation, Dept. of Plant Science Postgraduate Research Symposium
2014-2015 Graduate Scholarship, Oregon Lottery
2014 Travel Award, Oregon State University Graduate School
2014 Student Travel Award, Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association
2014 Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship
2014 Most Innovative Radio Program, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
2014 Best WSE Oral Presentation, Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium
2013-2014 Schutz Family Fellowship
2013-2014 Alfred W. Moltke Fellowship
2013-2014 Jack & Lila Saubert Fellowship
2013-2014 Larry Moore Award for Graduate Education in Plant Pathology
2013 Student Travel Award, Western International Forest Disease Work Conference

Outreach Grants

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2018 Social Impact Grant, Faculty of AgriScience, Stellenbosch University
2017 Mathre Education Endowment Award, American Phytopathological Society
2017 Plant Pathology Promotion Fund, British Society for Plant Pathology

Crowdfunded Projects

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2017 Engage Kayamandi Youth in Cape Citizen Science with Vision Afrika, DOI:10.18258/8690
2015 Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science, DOI:10.18258/2066

Academic Leadership

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2017-2020 Committee Member, American Phytopathological Society, Committee for Diversity and Equality
2017-2020 Committee Member, American Phytopathological Society, Forest Pathology Committee
2016- Founder and Project Leader, Cape Citizen Science
2015 Coordinator, University of Pretoria Invasive Species Journal Club
2014 Founder and Director, Botany and Plant Pathology BUDS Program
2014 Planning Committee Member, Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium
2013-2014 President, Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association
2013-2014 Co-Founder and Director, Forest Graduate Undergraduate Mentorship Program
2013 Planning Committee Member, Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium
2013 Planning Committee Member, College of Forestry Graduate Student Orientation
2013 Organizer, Natural Science Graduate Student BBQ
2012-2014 Co-host, Inspiration Dissemination
2012-2014 Officer, College of Forestry Graduate Student Council
2012-2014 Wood Science Steward, Coalition of Graduate Employees
2012-2014 Graduate Representative, Dept. of Wood Science and Engineering
2012-2014 Committee Member, Wood Science and Engineering Graduate Affairs
2012 Organizer, Natural Science Graduate Student BBQ

Conference Organization & Panels Served

Conference Organization

2019 Session Coordinator, Forest health defenders: empowering citizens to protect forests through research contributions, IUFRO XXV World Congress, Curbita, Brazil.
2018 Event Co-organizer, South Africa Citizen Science Fair, International Citizen Science Day Event, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Session Coordinator, Early detection and monitoring of invasive forest pests and pathogens with citizen science, IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany.
2014 Symposium Planning Committee, Canopies to construction: the ecology, management and use of tomorrow’s forests, Western Forestry Graduate Symposium, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
2013 Symposium Planning Committee, Branching out: communicating forest research beyond academics, Western Forestry Graduate Symposium, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Invited Panel Participation

2015 Is one tree worth a forest? World Forestry Congress, World Cafe Forest Health Session, Durban, South Africa.
2013 Maximizing your graduate education, fall Graduate School new student orientation, Oregon State University.

Presentations at Professional Meetings

International Conferences

2019 Hulbert JM, 2019. Methods of public engagement in forest health research, IUFRO XXV World Congress, Curitiba, Brazil. Oral Presentation.
2019 Hulbert JM, Burgess T, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2019. Non-scientist engagement in plant disease research in South Africa, IUFRO XXV World Congress, Curitiba, Brazil. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Burgess T, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Public engagement to survey Phytophthora in South Africa, IUFRO Working Party Phytophthora in forests and natural ecosystems (7.02.09), Sapa, Vietnam. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Roux J, Burgess T, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Citizen science initiatives: opportunities to manage global forest pest challenges, IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Roux J, Burgess T, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Cape Citizen Science: public engagement to detect and discover Phytophthora species in South Africa, IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany. Poster Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Cape Citizen Science: public engagement for plant disease research in a biodiversity hotspot, International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China, Poster Presentation (not presenting author).
2014 Hulbert JM, Morrell JJ, Hansen EM, 2014. Wooden Vectors of Phytophthora ramorum: Are Douglas-fir Logs a Risk? Seventh Meeting of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, Esquel, Argentina. Poster Presentation (not presenting author).
2012 Peterson E, Hulbert JM, Hansen EM. 2012. Roads and streams are not significant pathways for SOD spread in tanoak forests. 6th IUFRO Phytophthora in Forest and Natural Ecosystems. Cordoba, Spain. Oral Presentation (not presenting author).

South African Conferences

2018 Hulbert JM 2018. Igniting conversations with community engagement: establishing citizen science projects in South Africa, Science Forum South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Roets FR. 2017. Indigenous plant pathogens and their contributions to plant community diversity, Fynbos Forum, Swellendam, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Roets FR. 2017. Revealing hidden threats to fynbos biodiversity with citizen science, Fynbos Forum, Swellendam, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Roux J, Burgess TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Methods of surveying plant pathogens with citizen science, South African Society for Plant Pathology, 50th anniversary meeting, Champagne Sports Resort, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2017 Hulbert JM, Roux J, Burgess TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2017. Public engagement in South Africa’s ecological research: the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of citizen science, South African Association of Botanists, Annual Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2016 Hulbert JM, Agne MC, Roux J, Burges TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2016. Records of Phytophthora invasions suggest that early detection programs should focus on urban environments, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Workshop, Non-native species in urban environments: patterns, processes, impacts and challenges, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2016 Hulbert JM. 2016. Monitoring invasive species with citizen science: an international review, Joint South African Association of Botanists-Southern Africa Society for Systematic Biology Conference, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
2015 Hulbert JM. 2015. Early detection and monitoring of invasive plant pests with citizen science, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Workshop, Evolutionary Dynamics of tree invasions: drivers, dimensions, and implications for management, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Oral Presentation.

North American Conferences

2018 Hulbert JM, Burgess TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2018. Pathogen hunters: nonscientist engagement in plant disease research, International Congress for Plant Pathology, Boston. Poster Presentation.
2018 Hulbert JM, Burgess TI, Roets F, Wingfield MJ. 2018. The Cape Town Hypothesis Test: Phytophthora in urban vs natural environments, International Congress for Plant Pathology, Boston. Poster Presentation.
2014 Hulbert JM, Morrell JJ, Hansen EM. 2014. Chemical treatment to sanitize Phytophthora ramorum colonized timber products and mitigate the risk of accidental dissemination of Sudden Oak Death. International Union of Forest Research Organizations, World Congress. Salt Lake City. Poster Presentation.
2014 Hulbert JM, Rosenberger R. 2014. Forest G.U.M.P. The value of graduate-undergraduate mentorship programs. International Union of Forest Research Organizations, World Congress. Salt Lake City. Poster Presentation.
2014 Hulbert JM, Morrell JJ, Hansen EM. 2014. Potential of using boron for mitigation of Phytophthora ramorum in Douglas-fir logs. International Research Group on Wood Protection 45th annual meeting. St. George, Utah. Oral Presentation.
2014 Hulbert JM, Kamvar Z. 2014. Inspiration Dissemination: Science Communication for College Students. American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, Poster Presentation.
2014 Hulbert JM 2014. The value of graduate-undergraduate mentorship programs. Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
2014 Hulbert JM, Kamvar Z. 2014. Inspiration Dissemination: Science Communication for College Students. Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
2012 Hulbert JM, Morrell J, Hansen E. 2012. Chemical treatment to sanitize Phytophthora ramorum colonized timber products. Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, Tahoe City, California. Oral Presentation.
2011 Hansen E, Hulbert JM, Reeser P, Sutton W, Kanaskie A. 2011. Sudden larch death? Larch susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum. Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, Leavenworth Washington. Poster Presentation.

University Symposia, Departmental Seminars, Invited and Public Talks

University Symposia

2019 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Tree Protection Co-operative Program Annual Meeting, Phytophthora multivora: local driver of plant diversity and global agent of bio-insecurity.
2018 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Tree Protection Co-operative Program Annual Meeting, Phytophthora diversity in southern Afrotemperate forests.
2017 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, Research Day, Introduction to Cape Citizen Science: A project to engage the public in plant disease research.
2016 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Tree Protection Co-operative Program Annual Meeting, Developing a citizen science program on tree health in South Africa.
2016 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, NRF-DST Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology Annual Meeting, The history of Phytophthora cinnamomi in South Africa.
2015 University of Pretoria, Dept. of Plant & Soil Science Postgraduate Research Symposium, Introduction to Cape Citizen Science: A project to engage the public in plant disease research.
2014 Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium, Wooden vectors of Phytophthora ramorum: Are Douglas-fir logs really a risk?
2013 Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium, Chemical treatments to sanitize Phytophthora ramorum colonized timber material and mitigate the risk of artificial Sudden Oak Death dissemination.

Departmental Seminars and Lab Meetings

2020 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, A quest for plant destroyers in the Cape Floristic Region: a story of the growth of an indigenous-plant pathologist (PhD Prestige Seminar).
2018 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Roets, Oberlander, and Dryer Join Lab Meeting, The Cape Town Hypothesis Test.
2017 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Thursday Morning Seminar Series, The trade of live plants in Africa: a risk to tree health?
2016 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Research Discussion Seminar, The role of scientists in society: developing a responsible protocol in case we discover an internationally regulated plant pathogen.
2016 University of Pretoria, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, Fall Seminar Series, Citizen science tools available for phytogeographical research in South Africa.
2016 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Friday Forum Seminar Series, Cape Citizen Science: community engagement to survey Phytophthora species in the fynbos.
2016 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Thursday Morning Seminar Series, Methods of sampling Phytophthora with citizen science.
2015 Oregon State University, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Spring Seminar Series, Crowdfunding and citizen science applications in biology.
2013 Oregon State University, Dept. of Wood Science & Engineering, Spring Seminar Series, Using wood science to mitigate the impact of Sudden Oak Death.

Invited Talks

2020 EcoPhysiology Working Group, Reed College, Portland State University & WSU Vancouver, Forest Health Defenders - Pacific Northwest Citizen Science - Brainstorm and Discussion.
2020 Urban Ecology Research Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle Urban Forest Atlas Project Proposal.
2019 National Research Foundation, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, FAMELAB Alumni Network Event, Public engagement with citizen science in South Africa.
2018 Transatlantic Science Education Cooperative, Annual Workshop, Stellenbosch University, Cape Citizen Science: methods of youth engagement.
2018 Iimbovane Outreach Workshop, Centre for Excellence in Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University, Microscopic organisms: why and how we study them.
2018 Plant Conservation Unit, University of Cape Town, Benefits and challenges of citizen science: the experiences of @CapeCitSci in South Africa.
2018 Farm to Table Working Group, North Carolina State University, Citizen science in South Africa: applications for agriculture (teleconference).
2018 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, 20th Anniversary Meeting, Inspiring a new generation of plant health specialists in Africa.
2018 University of Washington, School of the Environment and Forests, Harvey Lab Meeting, Citizen science and plant disease in South Africa.
2016 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RuForum) visit, Conserving Biodiversity with citizen science.
2016 Agricultural Research Council, Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Pre-symposium Fungal Pathogens Discussion Group, ARC-PPRI 24th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Soil-borne Plant Diseases, Public engagement to survey plant destroyers in South Africa.
2016 Stellenbosch University, Centre of Excellence in Invasion Biology, Dept. of Zoology, Invasives in the Cape Discussion Group, Is the greatest threat to South Africa’s natural resources something we cannot see?
2015 Oregon State University, Dept. of Integrative Biology, Undergraduate Club, Spring Term Meeting, Deciding how to impact the world: Issues, options, and tools.
2015 Oregon State University, Science Communication Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series, Crowdfunding: creating new possibilities for science.
2014 Oregon State University, Science Communication Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series, The Process of Podcasting: Using College Radio to Communicate Science.
2014 Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Researcher Teacher Partnerships: Making global climate change relevant in the classroom, Spring Workshop, Invasive Species: Service Learning Opportunities for K-12.
2014 Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Researcher Teacher Partnerships: Making global climate change relevant in the classroom, Spring Workshop, Inspiring Science as Graduate Students.

Public Talks

2018 South African Citizen Science Project Fair, International Citizen Science Day, Old Mutual Conference Center, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Citizen Science.
2018 Friends of Brackenfell Nature Reserve, Brackenfell Nature Reserve, monthly meeting, How citizens can protect the Cape Floral Kingdom from new plant diseases.
2018 Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Big Friends Group Event, How citizens can protect the Cape Floral Kingdom from new plant diseases.
2017 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Room To Grow Wednesday Talks Series, Cape Citizen Science: plant disease in the fynbos.

Teaching Experience

Guest Lectures

2018 Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Btech Plants Module, Lecture, Invasive microscopic organisms: plant pathogens and biosecurity.
2018 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, CONSECOL414: Advanced Conservation Management, Lecture, Microscopic organisms: plant promoters and plant destroyers.
2017 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, CONSECOL414: Advanced Conservation Management, Lecture, A look into the microscopic world: lifelines or invisible threats.
2017 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, CONSECOL414: Advanced Conservation Management, Field Course, Drie Kulien Nature Reserve.
2016 Stellenbosch University, International Winter School, Biodiversity & Ecology Course, Lecture, Surveying Phytophthora species with citizen science.

Workshop Series (multiple sessions)

2019 University of Pretoria, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, R for biology data science workshop series (5 sessions, 76 participants, packages: ggplot2 and dplyr).
2019 University of Pretoria, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, RStudio and R package workshop series (5 sessions, 35 participants, packages: ggplot2, dplyr, vegan and Markdown).
2018 Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, RStudio and R package workshop series (4 sessions, 23 participants, packages: ggplot2, dplyr, and vegan).

Science Outreach

Youth Engagement Activities

2018 Kluitjieskraal and Waterval Junior Rangers, Part 2: Collecting bark and ambrosia beetles, Cape Nature, Wolseley.
2018 Littlewood Primary, Part 2: Collecting bark and ambrosia beetles, Cape Nature, Wolseley.
2018 Littlewood Primary, Part 1: Collecting bark and ambrosia beetles, Cape Nature, Wolseley.
2018 Kluitjieskraal and Waterval Junior Rangers, Part 1: Collecting bark and ambrosia beetles, Cape Nature, Wolseley.
2017 SANParks Junior Rangers, Hike to De Mond, Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park.
2017 Noordhoek Primary, Cape Citizen Science Presents: Cape Nature Junior Ranger Adventures in Rochepan Nature Reserve, Cape Nature, Veldrift.
2017 Littlewood Primary, Cape Citizen Science Presents: Cape Nature Junior Ranger Adventures in Drift Sand Nature Reserve, Cape Nature, Blue Downs.
2017 Se7en +1 homeschool group, Cape Citizen Science Presents: Lab Visit with Se7en +1, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.
2017 Fish Hoek Girl Guides, Adventures with First Fish Hoek Girl Guides, Fish Hoek.
2017 Se7en +1 homeschool group, Mountain hike with Seven+1, Fish Hoek.
2017 Mamre Girls Brigade, Cape Citizen Science Presents: Adventures in Silwer Stream. Cape Nature, Mamre.
2017 South African Education and Environment Project, SAEP and Cape Citizen Science Present: Adventures in Helderberg Nature Reserve, three activities (July 29, August 5, and October 7), Cape Town Municipality, Somerset West,
2017 South African Education and Environment Project, SAEP and Cape Citizen Science Present: Adventures in Cape Point, three activities (June 10, 17 and 24), Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park.
2017 Vision Afrika, Pathogen hunting in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve on Earth Day, Jonkersheok Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch.
2016 Helderberg Eco-Rangers, Sampling streams for Phytophthora and monitoring stream health with miniSASS, Edward Wood Environmental Education Center, Somerset West.
2016 Helderberg Eco-Rangers, Training to be citizen scientists: reporting dying plants with IspotNature, Helderberg Eco-Rangers, Edward Wood Environmental Education Center, Somerset West.
2016 Four Cape Town Scout Troops, Cape Citizen Science: plant disease on Hoys Koppie, Hermanus, Scout excursion.
2016 Helderberg Eco-Rangers, Disease in our fynbos, Edward Wood Environmental Education Center, Somerset West.
2015 Se7en +1 homeschool group, Sampling in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town.
2014 Wood Magic Volunteer, Forest products in everyday materials, World Forestry Institute, Portland, Oregon.
2013 Wood Magic Volunteer, Forest products in everyday materials, World Forestry Institute, Portland, Oregon.

Promotional Table Events

2018 Science Forum South African, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria.
2018 Biodiversity Careers Day, Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Cape Town.
2017 Science Forum South African, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria.
2017 National Science Week_,_ African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Khayelitsha.
2017 Open Day, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University.
2016 Hermanus Botanical Society Flower Festival, Hermanus.
2016 Funky Fynbos Festival, Gaansbai.
2015 Arbor Week Expo, Stellenbosch.
2013 Spring Discovery Days, Oregon State University.
2013 Fall Discovery Days, Oregon State University.

Stakeholder Engagement

Presentations

2017 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Introduction to Phytophthora, Plant Pest Monitoring and Prevention Workshop, International Plant Sentinel Network, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, November 6-7, 2017.
2017 South Africa National Parks, Forest Phytophthoras: invisible threats or contributors to plant community diversity? Garden Route National Park SANParks Office, Knysna, South Africa.
2017 Cape Town Municipality, Plant disease in the Cape Floristic Region, Branch Meeting, Cape Town.
2017 Cape Town Municipality, Cape Nature, World Wildlife Foundation, Plant disease in the Cape Floristic Region, BioNet Steering Committee Meeting, Cape Town.
2016 South Africa National Parks, Cape Citizen Science: Sampling Phytophthora with Citizen Science, Research Committee Feedback Discussion, Cape Research Centre, Tokai, Cape Town.
2016 Cape Nature, Involving Cape Nature to study dying plants in the fynbos, Eastern Division Quarterly Ecological Meeting, George.
2016 Cape Nature, Engaging citizens in research through workshops and targeted sampling, Central Division Quarterly Ecological Meeting, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus.
2016 Cape Nature, Community driven research about plant disease in the fynbos, Western Division Quarterly Ecological Meeting, Porterville.

Plant Disease Workshops and Research Activities

2017 South African National Parks, Hunting for Phytophthora in West Coast National Park, SANParks office, Langebaan, West Coast.
2017 Stellenbosch Municipality, Surveying Phytophthora in Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch.
2016 Cape Nature, Surveying Phytophthora in Marloth Nature Reserve, Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam.
2016 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Recognizing plant disease, sampling soil, and testing hypotheses, Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Bettys Bay.
2016 Stellenbosch University, Recognizing plant disease and sampling soil for Phytophthora spp., Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, Stellenbosch.
2016 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Hypothesis testing in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with Citizen Science, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Kirstenbosch Garden Office, Cape Town.
2016 South African Botanical Society, Surveying Phytophthora species in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hall, Hermanus.
2016 South Africa National Parks, Surveying Phytophthora species in Agulhas National Park, SANParks Office, Agulhas.
2016 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Phytophthora soil baiting in the Protea Garden, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Kirstenbosch Garden Office, Cape Town.
2016 South Africa National Parks, Sampling dying plants and the Breede river in Bontebok National Park, Bontebok National park, Swellendam.
2016 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Recognizing plant disease: why and how, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Kirstenbosch Garden Office, Cape Town.
2016 South Africa National Biodiversity Institute, Introduction to Phytophthora_: plant destroyers in South Africa_, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Kirstenbosch Garden Office, Cape Town.

Mentorship and Supervision

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2018 Eric Norton BSc Honors (4th year), Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
2018 Ashleigh Basel BSc Honors (4th year), Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
2017 Grég Thiry MSc Environmental Education, Université of Montpellier, France. South African Environmental Education Project Intern.
2017 Nicolas Louw BSc Honors (4th year), Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
2017 Adam Wentzel Work Integrated Learning Student, Cape Nature, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Dept. of Biodiversity and Conservation, Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
2017 Tara Nair Van Ryneveld BSc Honors (4th year), Plant Conservation Unit, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town.
2017 Liza-Marie Dippenaar BSc Plant Pathology 4th year project, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University.
2017 James Coldrey BSc Plant Pathology 4th year project, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University.
2016 Jeff Groenewald BSc (3rd year), Biodiversity and Ecology, Dept. of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University.
2014 Emma Buczkowski BSc Zoology, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUDS) Oregon State University.
2014 Joey DeSheilds BSc Molecular and Cell Biology, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology Mentorship Program (BUDS), Oregon State University.
2014 Kayla Nass BSc Wood Science and Engineering, Hourly Morrell Lab Student Employee, Oregon State University.
2014 Al Pancoast BSc Forest Engineering, Forestry Graduate Undergraduate Mentorship Program (GUMP), Oregon State University.
2014 Alex Abair BSc Botany & Plant Pathology, Hourly Hansen Lab Student Employee, Oregon State University.
2013 Josh Petitmermet Hourly Hansen Lab Student Employee, Oregon State University.
2013 Jake Kotche Hourly Hansen Lab Student Employee, Oregon State University.
2013 Patrick Duyck BSc Forest Engineering, Personal Initiative.

Mentorship Outcomes

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  • Basel A, Hulbert JM, Midgley G, Jacobs S, Dreyer L, Roets F. 2018. Disease or drought? A physiological analysis on the effects of Phytophthora infection and water stress on Leucadendron argenteum, Fynbos Forum, Worcestor, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
  • Groenewald J, Roets F, Hulbert JM. 2017. Phytophthora cinnamomi: a driver behind endangered flora in the CFR?, South African Association of Botanists, Annual Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa. Poster Presentation.
  • Louw NL, Roets F, Hulbert JM. 2017. The diminishing silver lining: re-evaluating the microscopic threats to South Africa’s silver tree, Fynbos Forum, Swellendam, South Africa. Oral Presentation.

Workshops Attended

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2018 Citizen science and youth education in South Africa, Transatlantic Science Education Cooperative, Stellenbosch University.
2017 The People Side of Ecology, Social Science Methods Workshop, Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
2016 Introduction to Phylogenetics Workshop, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria.
2016 Microsatellite Workshop, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria.

Digital Media Production

Video Production

2017 A year of empowering young minds. YouTube.
2016 Engage Kayamandi youth in Cape Citizen Science with Vision Afrika. Experiment.com.
2016 Release your inner scientist (website header). YouTube.
2015 Discovering plant destroyers in South Africa with citizen science. Experiment.com.

Podcast Production

2017 Dylan, Cape Citizen Science.
2015 Behind the Research, Oregon State University, College of Forestry.
2012-2014 Inspiration Dissemination, Oregon State University, 88.7fm KBVR.

Web Development

2020- Ornamental Plant Pathology, Wordpress (https://ppo.puyallup.wsu.edu/).
2020- PNW Citizen Science, Github Pages (https://pnwcitsci.org/).
2019- Forest Health Citizen Science Community, Github Pages (https://fhcs.page/).
2018- R Workshop Series, html & R Markdown (https://jmhulbert.github.io/r/).
2015- Cape Citizen Science, Wordpress (https://citsci.co.za).
2015-2016 Personal website, Drupal (https://jmhulbert.me).
2013-2014 Inspiration Dissemination, Drupal (oregonstate.edu/inspire).
2013-2014 Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association, Drupal (https://gsa.bpp.oregonstate.edu).
2013-2014 Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium, Drupal (gradsymp.forestry.oregonstate.edu).
2013-2014 Forest Graduate Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Drupal (gump.forestry.oregonstate.edu).

Selected Media Coverage

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  • Articles
    • de Bruin L. 2018. Be part of the Cape Town hypothesis test, University of Pretoria homepage, online article.
    • Duvenage E. 2017. Jy kan PhD-student help met grondmonsters, Die Burger, newspaper article.
    • Burt B. 2017. Citizen scientists around the world take to the woods in an effort to improve the health of forests, IUFRO Spotlight # 49, online article.
    • Duvenage E. 2017. Citizen science crowdfunding project pays off, SciBraai, online article.
    • Brits E. 2016. ’Publiek kan help om fynbos te red, Netwerk 24, newspaper article.
    • Heyl A. 2016. Join the hunt for pathogens in the fynbos, UP News, online article.
    • Editor. 2016. Science Project aims to boost fynbos conservation, Boland Gazette, Hermanus Times, newspaper article.
    • DeKlerk, R. 2016. Identifying plant diseases at the southernmost point of Africa SanParks Times, magazine article.
  • Radio Interviews
    • Middag op RSG, RSG 100-104FM, January 23, 2018.
    • Detour, Maties MFM 92.6FM, November 29, 2017.
    • Green Living, Radio Helderberg 93.6FM, February 23, 2017.
    • KLCC News, NPR KLCC 89.7, April 8, 2015.

Science Community Service

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2020 Adhoc Reviewer, Scientific Reports (1 Manuscript)
2019 Adhoc Reviewer, African Journal of Marine Biology (1 Manuscript)
2018 Adhoc Reviewer, Biological Invasions (1 Manuscript)
2016 Adhoc Reviewer, IMAfungus (1 Manuscript)

Research Positions

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2015-2019 Graduate Student, University of Pretoria, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Primary Supervisor: Mike Wingfield. Co-supervisors: Treena Burgess, Francois Roets.
2016-2018 Affiliate Research Student, Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Supervisor: Francois Roets.
2012-2014 Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Dept. of Wood Science and Engineering, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Supervisors: Everett Hansen, Jeff Morrell.
2011-2012 Research Technician, Oregon State University, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Supervisors: Everett Hansen, Paul Resser, Wendy Sutton.
2010 Field Technician, Oregon State University, Dept. of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Supervisors: Dave Shaw, Travis Woolley.
2009 Forest Service STEP Field Technician, Joint project with U.C. Davis and Forest Service Sierra Nevada Research Center, Davis, California, USA. Supervisors: Seth Bigelow, Michael Papaik, Malcolm North.
2008 Field Technician, Joint project with University of Idaho and Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho, USA. Supervisors: Andrew Hudak, Penny Morgan.
2008 Volunteer Lab Technician, Forest Pathology Lab, Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho, USA. Supervisors: Ned Klopfenstein, Mee-Sook Kim.
2007-2010 Research Technician, Washington State University, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Pullman, Washington, USA. Supervisor: Patricia Okubara.
2004 Research Technician, Kansas State University, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.

References

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Primary Postdoc Mentor

Gary Chastagner
Professor and Extension Specialist, Washington State University

Primary PhD Supervisor

Mike J. Wingfield
Advisor to the Executive, University of Pretoria
Past President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Founding Director, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa 0002

PhD Co-Supervisor

Treena I. Burgess
Research Director - Institutes, Murdoch University
Director, Centre of Phytophthora Science and Management
Professor, Plant Biology
Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150

PhD Co-Supervisor

Francois Roets
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Conservation Ecology and Entomology
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7600

MSc Supervisor

Everett M. Hansen
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 97330