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West Virginia State University
H-101 Hamblin Hall
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone 304-766-3110: chatfield@wvstateu.edu


Postdoc, (Molecular Biology), Oregon State University, USDA/ARS, (1988-1991)                       
Postdoc, (Biochemistry), University of Illinois, USDA/ARS, (1986-1988)
Ph.D. (Botany & Plant Pathology), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (1986)
M.S. (Biology) Marshall University, Huntington, WV (1980)
B.S. (Biology) Marshall University, Huntington, WV (1977)

Research Interests

Ecology of Mid-Atlantic forest trees in symbiosis with truffle-producing fungi
Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Biochemistry and Physiology


Principles of Biology (BIOL 101); Environmental Biology (BIOL 108)
Economic Biology (BIOL 110)
Fundamentals of Biology (BIOL 120); Biological Diversity (BIOL 121)
Field Botany (BIOL 440)
Plant Physiology (BIOL 444)

Synergistic Activities

Associate Director of Research, USDA Gus R. Douglass Institute, WVSU 2001-2007
Program Director, USDA-Agricultural Waste Utilization Using Thermophilic1998-2006
Anaerobic Digestion, Phases 1- 6 of a Pilot Plant Digester

Selected Publications

  • Bombardiere, J., Espinosa-Solares, T., Domaschko, M., and M. Chatfield. 2007. Thermophilic Anaerobic Digester Performance Under Different Feed-Loading Frequency. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Vol. 136-140.
  • Liedl, B.E., J. Bombardiere and J.M. Chatfield. 2006.  Fertilizer potential of liquid and solid effluent from thermophilic anaerobic digestion of poultry waste. Water Science & Technology. Vol 53(8): 69-79.
  • Liedl, B. E., M. Cummins, A. Young, M. L. Williams and J. M. Chatfield. 2004.  Liquid effluent from poultry waste bioremediation as a potential nutrient source for hydroponic tomato production. Proceedings from the 2004 ISHS Protected Culture in a Mild Winter Climate Symposium. Acta Horticulture. 659:721-728.
  • Dalton, D. A., S. L. Joyner, M. Bacana, Inaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, and Chatfield, J. M.  1998. Antioxidant defenses in the peripheral cell layers of legume root nodules. Plant Physiology. 116: 37-43.
  • Chatfield, J. M. and David A. Dalton. 1993. Ascorbate peroxidase from soybean root nodules. Plant Physiology. 103: 661-662.
  • Werneke, J.M., J.M. Chatfield and William L. Ogren. 1989. Alternative mRNA splicing generates the two ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase activase polypeptides in spinach and Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. 1: 815-825.
  • Chatfield, J.M., D.J. Armstrong. 1988. Cytokinin oxidase from Phaseolus vulgaris callus tissues:  Purification on Concanavalin A - Sepharose. Plant Physiol. 88: 245-247.
  • Chatfield, J.M. and Donald J. Armstrong. 1986.  Regulation of cytokinin oxidase activity in callus tissues of Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Great Northern. Plant Physiol. 80:493-499.
  • Dalton, D.A. and J.M. Chatfield. 1985.  A new nitrogen fixing cyanophyte-hepatic association: Nostoc and Porella. Amer. J. Bot. 72:781-784.
  • Chatfield, J.M.,1978. Technical Reports: The vegetation and flora of Chief Cornstalk Hunting and Fishing Area, Mason Co., WV; The vegetation and flora of Plum Orchard Hunting and Fishing Area, Fayette Co., WV; The vegetation and flora of Twin Falls State Park, Wyoming Co., WV, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Charleston, WV.
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