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Francis B. Lopez

Research Fellow in Sports Agronomy Head of Departm
Biological and Chemical Sciences
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda


Dr. Francis B. Lopez is working as a Research Fellow in Sports Agronomy Head of Department in Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences in University of west indies. He received his Ph.D. (UWI).Ph.D. (UWI) in the area of crop physiology with graduate research conducted as a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University (USA). Postdoctoral research training at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT, India), and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, USA).

Research Interest

Development of clear, defined and objective methods for assessment of sports fields. Improved turf grass growth and quality in water limited and/or saline environments Identifying best practices in turf agronomy and sports surface science


  • Chinnery LE, Lopez FB. Surface hardness in relation to slope on cricket pitches in the Caribbean.

  • Lopez FB, Johansen C, Chauhan YS. Effects of timing of drought stress on phenology, yield and yield components of short‚Äźduration pigeonpea. Journal of Agronomy and Crop science. 1996 Dec 1;177(5):311-20.

  • Lopez FB, Nobel PS. Root hydraulic conductivity of two cactus species in relation to root age, temperature, and soil water status. Journal of Experimental Botany. 1991 Feb 1;42(2):143-9.

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