Department of Botany & Plant Sciences


Phillipe RolshausenPhilippe Rolshausen

CE Assistant Specialist & Assistant Horticulturist (Ph.D., 2004, University of California, Davis)

Office: 3214 Batchelor Hall
Phone: (951) 827-6988
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: philippe.rolshausen@ucr.edu

Research Interests:
My research interests lie in identifying biotic and abiotic factors that limit fruit and nut crops productivity and to develop and implement sustainable strategies to improve the productivity in these crops. These strategies include chemical and cultural practices and crop varietal resistance. Currently, my research program focuses on grape, almond, pistachio, citrus and avocado productions.


  • Baumgartner, K., Fujiyoshi, P.T., Travadon, R., Castlebury, L.A., Wilcox, W.F. and Rolshausen, P.E. Characterization of species of Diaporthe from wood cankers of grape in eastern North American vineyards. Plant Disease. In Press. 
  • Rolshausen, P.E., and Gubler, W.D. Eutypa dieback. In: Compendium of Grape Diseases, American Phytopathological Society Press. In Press. 
  • Rolshausen P.E., Trouillas, F.P., and Gubler, W.D. Grape Pest Management: 3rd Edition. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California Press. In Press. 
  • Travadon, R., Baumgartner, K., Rolshausen, P.E., Gubler, W.D., Sosnowski, M., Lecomte, P., Hallen, F., and Péros, J-P. 2012. Genetic structure structure of the fungal grapevine pathogen Eutypa lata from four continents. Plant Pathology 61:85-95. 
  • Petit, E., Barriault, E., Baumgartner, K., Wilcox, W., and Rolshausen, P.E. 2011. Cylindrocarpon species associated with black-foot of grapevine in northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 62:177-183. 
  • Rolshausen, P.E., Úrbez-Torres, J.R., Rooney-Latham, S., Eskalen, A., Smith, R., and Gubler, W.D. 2010. Evaluation of pruning wound susceptibility and protection against fungi associated with grapevine trunk diseases. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 61:113-119. 
  • Baumgartner, K., Bergemann, S., Fujiyoshi, P., Rolshausen, P.E., and Gubler, W.D. 2009. Microsatellite markers for the grapevine pathogen Eutypa lata. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9: 222-224. 
  • Rolshausen, P.E., Greve, L.C., Labavitch, J.M., Mahoney, N. E., Molyneux, R. J. and Gubler, W.D. 2008. Pathogenesis of Eutypa lata in grapevine: identification of virulence factors and biochemical characterization of cordon dieback. Phytopathology, 98: 222-229. *Senior Editor's Pick* 
  • Rolshausen, P. E., Mahoney, N. E., Molyneux, R. J., and Gubler W. D. 2006. A re-assessment of the species concept in Eutypa lata, the causal agent of Eutypa dieback of grapevine. Phytopathology 96: 369-377. 
  • Rolshausen, P. E., and Gubler, W. D. 2005. Use of boron for the control of Eutypa dieback of grapevines. Plant Disease 89: 734-738. 
  • Mahoney, N. E., Molyneux, R. J., Smith, L. R., Schoch, T. K., Rolshausen, P. E., and Gubler W. D. 2005. Dying-arm disease in grapevines: Diagnosis of Eutypa infection by metabolite analysis. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 53, 8148-8155. 
  • Rolshausen, P. E., Trouillas, F. P., and Gubler, W. D. 2004. Identification of Eutypa lata by PCR-RFLP. Plant Disease 88: 925-929. 

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