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Jonathan Kubesch

Plant Sciences

Biography

I grew up in Hamilton, Ohio about a half hour from Cincinnati. I am one of six kids and started life with a passion for agriculture and plant biology. Growing up in the suburbs, I could not keep cattle, so I worked in gardening. For a while, I ran Kubesch Seed Company, where I sold transplants to pay for my plant breeding efforts. I attended the Ohio State University, where I graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Evolution and Ecology, with an Agronomy minor. I worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation, US Geological Survey, Ohio Seed Improvement Association, and the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.

Research

  • Forage species selection for transitional organic production
  • Botanical survey of the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center
  • Kentucky Clover Recovery Team, Trifolium kentuckiense
  • Conservation of running buffalo clover, Trifolium stoloniferum
  • An informal bryological survey in suburban Butler County, Ohio

Education

  • University of Tennessee Knoxville –Knoxville, TN Expected October 2020 Master of Science in Crop Science GPA 4.0 GRA under Dr. Renata Nave Oakes, Assistant Professor, Forage Systems and Management Thesis: ”Transitional organic forage production in Middle Tennessee”
  • The Ohio State University –Columbus, Ohio May 2018 Bachelor of Science Evolution and Ecology, Cum Laude, with Research Distinction (2018) GPA 3.633 Minor Agronomy; Environment and Natural Resources Scholar, Dean’s List Recipient Thesis: ”Edaphic and morphological factors affecting running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) ecology”

Professional Service

  • I am the Interim Chair for the Annual Fundraiser committee. I am also part of a departmental committee to advise the chair about our direction. As an assistant to a research associate, I maintain the UT Home Garden Variety Trials at the Middle Tennessee station, as well as run open-pollinated corn demonstrations.
  • I am part of the Kentucky Clover (Trifolium kentuckiense) Recovery Team organized by the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves. In addition to my thesis research, I work with running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in order to support similar recovery efforts.

Awards and Recognitions

  • UT Beef and Forage Center Research and Recommendation Meeting
  • UT Plant Sciences Department 2019 Student Poster Competition
  • ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Embracing the Digital Environment
  • Tennessee Valley Fair
  • Home Garden Variety Trial
  • UT Bull Test Check-In Day
  • Fruits of the Backyard Field Day
  • UT Beef and Forage Center Research and Recommendation Meeting
  • Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day
  • Fruits of the Backyard Field Day

Publications

  • The Importance of Curation and Collection_Jonathan Kubesch. December 2018 Obelisk Newsletter of the Ohio Moss and Lichen Association. Volume 15 No. 1. 2018. https://ohiomosslichen.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/OBELISKv15.pdf
  • Intervention seeks to save endangered clover_Jonathan Kubesch. Jul 22, 2018 INPAWS Journal, Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society
  • Edaphic and morphological factors affecting running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) ecology_Jonathan Kubesch. May 1, 2018 Ohio State University Knowledge Bank https://kb.osu.edu/handle/1811/84873
  • How Gene Ownership Affects Seed Markets and the Various Effects of Gene Patents on the Seed Supply_Jonathan Kubesch. May 2018 Oculus, Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State http://juros.osu.edu/issue/view/213
  • How Gene Ownership Affects Seed Markets and the Various Effects of Gene Patents on the Seed Supply_Jonathan Kubesch. May 2018 Oculus, Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State http://juros.osu.edu/issue/view/213
  • Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Trifolium kentuckiense Chapel and Vincent_Jonathan Kubesch. 2019. Seeds Kubesch Seed Company Spring Hill, Tennessee. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2019/08/21). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.
  • Propagation of an endangered native clover [T. kentuckiense]_Jonathan Kubesch. Submitted November 2018 Kentucky Office of Nature Preserves, Frankfurt, KY
  • Report on Stolons Sampled from Three Ohio Locations [T. stoloniferum]_David Barker and Jonathan Kubesch. Submitted August 2017 Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, OH; Great Parks of Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH