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An Alternative View of Plant Competition

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Clarence Swanton Professor
University of Guelph

Professor Clarence Swanton obtained his B.Sc.in Botany from the University of Toronto in 1975, his M.Sc in Agrometerology from the University of Guelph in 1977 and a Ph.D in Plant Ecology from the University of Western Ontario.    In 1985 he joined the Department of Crop Science at the University of Guelph as an Assistant Professor of Weed Science.  He was promoted to Professor in 1996.  From 1998 to 2004, Clarence served as the first Chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture.  Professor Swanton is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy and Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America.  Dr Swanton has contributed internationally as a teacher, consultant and as associate editor for several international journals.  His research is focussed on the development of integrated weed management systems for field and horticultural crops.