John Coffey

Animal/Agricultural Research Associate II
Coastal Research and Education Center

Office: 138


 Educational Background

M.S. Environmental Science- Biology
College of Charleston 2014

B.A. Political Science, Environmental Studies
College of Charleston 2010

 Research Interests

Sustainable agriculture, plant breeding, host-plant resistance, agroecosystem design, no-till production, climate-change preparation, subsistence farming, permaculture, IPM, and developing methods for low-input organic production.


Potential Sources of Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Resistance in Desert Watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) Germplasm

Resistance to Papaya ringspot virus-watermelon strain (PRSV-W) in the desert watermelon citrullus colocynthis;

Vertical Y-tube Assay for Evaluation of Arthropod Response to Plant Materials;

Genetic diversity in the desert watermelon Citrullus colocynthis and its relationship with Citrullus species as determined by high-frequency oligonucleotides-targeting active gene markers