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John Couture


  • Assistant Professor
WSLR Room 224
170 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Assistant Professor

Awards & Honors

(2017) Purdue Big Idea Challenge. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Townsend, P. A., Chuls, A., Hermann, I., Couture, J. J., Larson, E. R., & Gevens, A. J. (2020). Hyperspectral reflectance sensors for pre-symptomatic detection and differentiation of Phytophthora infestans and Alternaria solani in potato. Remote Sensing.

Shang, J., Xu, Y., Couture, J. J., Yuan, X., Kobayashi, K., & Feng, Z. (2020). Water stress rather than N addition mitigates impacts of elevated O3 on foliar chemical profiles in poplar saplings. Science of the Total Environment.

Salagado, J. D., Singh, D., Cruz, A. P., Cotrozzi, L., Couture, J. J., Cruppe, G., . . . Cruz, C. D. (2019). Temporal dynamics of wheat blast and agreement between remotely sensed data measurements and visual estimations of wheat spike blast (WsB) under field conditions. Phytopathology.

Couture, J. J., LaMar, M. D., & Dalglesih, H. J. (2019). The demographic effects of functional traits: An integral projection model approach reveals population-level consequences of reproduction-defense tradeoffs. Ecology letters.

Wang, Z., Townsend, P. A., Schweiger, A. K., Couture, J. J., Singh, A., Hobbie, S. E., & Cavender-Bares, J. (2019). Mapping foliar functional traits and their uncertainties across three three years in a grassland experiment. Remote Sensing of Environment.

Cotrozzi, L., Stewart, J., & Couture, J. J. (2019). Hyperspectral characterization of Hessian Fly infestation on wheat functional trait responses. PlosONE. doi:

Cotrozzi, L., & Couture, J. J. (2019). Hyperspectral assessment of plant responses to multi-stress environments: prospects for managing protected agrosystems. Plants, People, Planet.

Nelson, T. M., Cotrozz, L., McNickle, G. G., Hardiman, B., Jacobs, D. F., & Couture, J. J. (2019). Impact of tree biodiversity on insect-mediated canopy processes. ESA.

Rotter, M. C., Couture, J. J., Rothwell, E. M., Garcia, J., & Holeski, L. M. (2018). Evolutionary ecology of plant resistance traits across the herbivore diet spectrum: a test in the model plant Mimulus guttatus. EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY RESEARCH, 19(4), 423-440.

Blood, B., Klingeman, W., Paschen, M., Had\vziabdi\'c, \DJ, Couture, J. J., & Ginzel, M. D. (2018). Behavioral Responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to Volatiles of Black Walnut and Geosmithia morbida (Ascomycota: Hypocreales: Bionectriaceae), the Causal Agent of Thousand Cankers Disease. Environmental entomology, 47(2), 412--421.

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