Mahesh K. Upadhyaya

Mahesh Upadhyaya

Professor Emeritus, Plant Science


MacMillan 325, 2357 Main Mall

University of Michigan, Ph.D, Biological Sciences

Princeton University, MA, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, MSc, Plant Physiology

College of Agriculture (India), BSc, Hon. Agricultural Sciences

Effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on plants

Role of mycorrhizae in plant-plant interaction


Stress physiology

Seed dormancy and seed banks

APBI 328 – Weed Science

BIOL 317 – Weed Science

Cameron, J.H. M.B. Isman, and M.K. Upadhyaya. 2007. Trichoplusia ni growth and preference on broccoli and eight common agricultural weeds. Can. J. Plant Sci. 87:413-421.

Bainard, Luke D., Murray B. Isman, and M.K. Upadhyaya. 2006. Phytotoxicity of clove oil and its primary constituent eugenol and the role of leaf epicuticular wax in the susceptibility to these essential oils. Weed Science 54:833-837.

Furness, N.H., P.A. Jolliffe, and M.K. Upadhyaya. 2005. Experimental approaches to studying effects of UV-B radiation on plant competitive interactions. Phytochem. and Photobiol. 81:1026-1037.

Rashid, A., N.H. Furness, B.E. Ellis and M.K. Upadhyaya. 2005. Inhibition of seed germination and seedling growth by hound’s-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.) seed leachate. Weed Biol. & Manage. 5: 143-149.

Furness, N.H., P.A. Jolliffe, and M.K. Upadhyaya. 2005. Competitive interactions in mixtures of broccoli and Chenopodium album grown at two levels of UV-B radiation. Weed Res. 45:1-11.

  • Killam Teaching Award, Univ. of British Columbia (2001)
  • Fellow of Weed Science Society of America (2004)
  • Excellence in Weed Science Award, Canadian Weed Science Society (2004)
  • James F. Richard Service Award, Faculty of Land and Food Systems (2006)