Bruno J. L. Pitton, Ph.D.

Bruno Pitton

Position Title
Richard Evans Lab

Unit
Plant Sciences
Environmental Horticulture/Ornamentals

Bio

Keywords: Nursery production, nitrogen use efficiency, sustainability

Bruno J.L. Pitton is a Staff Research Associate in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate student, he studied Environmental Horticulture and worked at the UCD Student Farm and the Arboretum Nursery to acquire hands-on production experience. After graduation, Bruno was employed in the UCD greenhouses where he gained greenhouse operations expertise. While working in the greenhouses, he researched residential irrigation runoff issues and received an MS in Horticulture and Agronomy. Bruno currently works with Dr. Loren Oki on water-related horticulture problems including CleanWateR3, a nationwide project to develop an online decision support tool for helping container plant growers reuse their irrigation runoff water. He has recently become interested in nitrogen cycling in nursery production and been awarded research proposals to develop a nitrogen balance for container plants.