Skip to main content Skip to navigation

N. Richard Knowles, Ph.D.

photo of professor emeritus N. Richard "Rick" Knowles, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus N. Richard “Rick” Knowles, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
WSU faculty member 1999–2019

Areas of Interest

  • Potato agronomy, physiology, and variety development

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Horticulture, Washington State University
  • M.S., Horticulture, Michigan State University
  • B.Sc. (honors), Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Work Experience

  • Professor of Plant Science, Dept. of Agriculture, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Assistant Professor of Plant Science, Dept. of Plant Science, University of British Columbia

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HORT 490/590 (U of Idaho PLSC 490/590) guest lectures
  • Horticulture and Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Programs

Selected Publications

(*corresponding author)

Novy, R.G., J.L. Whitworth, J.C. Stark, B.A. Charlton, S. Yilma, N.R. Knowles, M.J. Pavek, et al.  2012.  Palisade Russet:  A late blight resistant potato cultivar. Am. J. Pot. Res. 89: 89-101.

Weeda, S.M., Kumar, G.N.M. and N.R. Knowles*. 2011. Protein mobilization from potato tubers during long-term storage and daughter tuber formation.  Int’l. J. Plant Sci. 172: 459-470.

Kumar, G.N.M., Lulai, E.C., Suttle, J.C. and N.R. Knowles*.  2010.  Age-induced loss of wound-healing ability in potato tubers is partly regulated by ABA.  Planta 232: 1433-1445.

Weeda, S.M., Kumar, G.N.M. and N.R. Knowles*.  2010.  Correlative changes in proteases and protease inhibitors during mobilization of protein from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) seed-tubers.  Functional Plant Biology 37: 32-42.

Nissen, M., Youn, B., Knowles, D.B., Ballinger, J.W., Lam, K.S., Kumar, G.N.M., Knowles, N.R., and ChulHee Kang.  2009.  Characterization of potato multicystatin and its structural comparison with other cystatins.  Plant Cell 21: 861-875.

Knowles, N.R.*, Driskill E.P. Jr., and L.O. Knowles. 2009.  Sweetening responses of potato tubers of different maturity to conventional and non-conventional storage temperature regimes.  Postharvest Biol. Tech. 52: 49-61