Dr. Christopher Vincent

Dr. Christopher Vincent

Program Emphasis

The purpose of my program is to serve Florida perennial fruit crop producers with production methods and biological understanding to improve productivity of citrus crops and additional crops and cropping systems in the traditional citrus region.

I am interested in how plant adaptive and acclimative characteristics impact crop health and productivity in the humid sub-tropics. Examples include:

How citrus shade acclimation and water-acclimation mitigate whole plant carbon allocation, water relations, and tolerance of Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus, the causal agent of greening.

Acclimation of potential new perennial crops to low winter temperatures and high summer temperatures.


2016 – Ph.D. – University of Florida – Interdisciplinary Ecology: Horticultural Science

2008 – M.S. – University of Arkansas – Horticulture: Fruit Production

2006 – B.A. – University of Arkansas – Journalism and Spanish


Vincent, C., D.L. Rowland, C. Na, and B. Schaffer. 2016.  A high-throughput method to quantify root hair area in digital images taken in situ.  Published online by Plant & Soil August 2016.

Silva, F.H., P. Muñoz, C. Vincent, and A.P. Viana.  2015.  Generating relevant information for breeding Passiflora edulis: Genetic parameters and population structure. EuphyticaOnline. Dec. 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10681-015-1616-8

Vincent, C., B. Schaffer, and D. Rowland.  2015.  The potential for primed acclimation in papaya (Carica papaya L.): determination of critical water deficit thresholds and physiological response variables. Scientia  Horticulturae 194:344-352.

Vincent, Christopher I., and M. Elena García.  2011.  A system of defined phenological stages for cold tolerance and development of floricane inflorescences of primocane-fruiting blackberries.  J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 65:54-60.

Vincent, Christopher I., M. Elena García, Donn T. Johnson, and Curt R. Rom.  2010.  Broad mite on primocane-fruiting blackberry in organic production in Arkansas. HortTech. 20:718-723.