Former Associate Professor

BSc, PhD (Guelph)

Dr. James Kemp’s research involves pollination and floral morphology. He initiated and co-led a project involving wild roses as an alternative crop for bioactive compounds in Atlantic Canada. His work also involves pesticides and the decline of honey bees in Atlantic Canada.

Recent Publications

Taming the wild rose.

Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 2006

Taming the wild rose.

Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 2006

Floral development of dioecious staghorn sumac, Rhus hirta (Anacardiaceae)

International Journal of Plant Sciences, 1998

Developmental morphology of the androecium and gynoecium in Ruppia maritima L.

Aquatic Botany, 1997

Floral development of Rosa setigera Michaux

Canadian Journal of Botany, 1993

Research Classification

  • no classification

Research Interests

  • Pollination biology, floral development
  • Comparative studies on the structure and development of floral shoots in seed plant
  • Physiological studies that investigate the effect of nutrients on pollination, and how nutrients influence pollination success of commercial crops
  • Investigations into the movement of systemic pesticides into leaves, flowers, pollen, and nectar of agricultural crops
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