Scientist Profile

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Expertise: Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology (Stress Physiology), Chemical Sciences

Affiliation

Assistant Scientist II, IRRI, P.O. Box 3227

Associate Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna

Senior Associate Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, DAPO 7777 Metro Manila 1301 Philippines

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Member

Award

    • Who's Who in the World 2005, Marquis Who's Who, New Providence, NJ, 2004
    • Nomination for 2009 IRRI Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, IRRI, 2009

Research

    • Physiological traits involved in the mechanism of tolerance to stagnant flooding during vegetative and reproductive stages in rice [Ongoing]
    • Factors affecting tillering capacity in rice exposed to stagnant flooding [Ongoing]
    • Role of Stem Carbohydrates on Drought Tolerance at Flowering Stage [Ongoing]
    • Active oxygen-scavenging System fo Alleviation of Submergence Damage in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) [Completed]
    • The Importance of Active Oxygen Scavenging System during Recovery of Submerged Rice Seedlings in High Light [Ongoing]
    • Physiological basis of rice tolerance to anaerobiosis during dry direct seeding [Ongoing]
    • Role of Stem Carbohydrates on Submergergence Tolerance Using Double Haploid Lines [Ongoing]
    • Screenhouse evaluation of sub 1 gene introgression in submergence-intolerant rice genotypes [Ongoing]
    • High nitrogen reduces seedling survival after submergence in rice [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Importance of Active Oxygen Scavenging Systems on the Recovery of Submerged Rice Seedlings, 15th Annual Scientific Conference of the Federation of Crops Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP, General Santos City
    • Changes in Active Oxygen Scavenging Substances in Rice during and after Submergence Stressystems on the Recovery of Submerge, 39th Symposium of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists and 1999 Annual Meeting
    • High nitrogen reduces seedling survival after submergence in rice, International Symposium on Rice: From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution, Hyderabad, India
    • Submergence tolerance deployed to widely grown rainfed rice varieties through marker-assisted backcrossing, International Symposium on Rice: From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution, Hyderabad, India

Education

    • University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna, MSc. Agricultural Chemistry, 1982

Publication

    • Ella, E.S., (2003) Blocking ethylene during submergence reduced chlorophyll degradation and improved seedling survival in rice
    • Functional Plant Biology Volume 30, No. 813-819
    • Ella, E.S., (2003) Importance of active oxygenscavenging system in the recovery of rice seedlings after submergence
    • Plant Science Volume 165
    • Ismail, A.M., Ella, E.S., Vergara, G.V., Mackill, D., (2009) Mechanisms associated with tolerance for flooding during germination and early seedling growth in rice (Oryza sativa) L.)
    • Journal Annals of Botany Volume 103
    • Ella, E.S., Dionisio-Sese, M.L., Ismail, A.M, (2009) Proper Management improves germinations and seedling survival during flooding in contrasting rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes
    • Crop Science, Crop Society of America, USA
    • Ella, E.S., (2004 N 4-7) Nutrient status before submergence affects seedling survival after flooding in rice
    • Proceedings of the World Rice Research Conference, Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan
    • Ella, E.S., (2004 N 4-7) Enhanced levels of ethylene and 0.- amylase activity associated with tolerance to oxygen stress during germination in rice
    • Proceedings of the World Rice Research Conference, Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan
    • Ella, E.S., (2004 S 20-24) Tolerance to flooding during germination and vegetative stages in rice: some recent developments.
    • Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Society for Plant Anaerobiosis, Perth, Western Australia
    • Ella, E.S., (1999) Physiological basis of submergence tolerance in rainfed lowland rice ecosystem
    • Field Crops Research
    • Ella, E.S., (1999) Enhancement of submergence tolerance in transgenic rice overproducing pyruvate decarboxylose
    • Journal of Plant Physiology
    • Ella, E.S., (1999) Drought and submergence on rice production
    • Rice Breeding and Genetics-Research Priorities and Challenges/Science Publishers Inc.Enfield, New Hampshire, USA
    • Ella E.S., (1999) Importance of carbohydrates in Rice Seedling establishment under anoxia
    • Acta Horticultulturae
    • Ella, E.S., Dionisio-Sese, M.L., Ismail, A.M., (2011) Application of silica at sowing affects growth and survival of rice following submergence
    • Philippine Journal of Crop Science Volume 36, No. 2
    • Ella, E.S., Dionisio-Sese, M.L., Ismail, A.M., (2011) Seed priming improves crop establishment of rice in flooded soils. 36-2011)
    • International Rice Research Notes (IRRN) 36-2011 (online publicationhttp://irri.org/knowledge/publications/international-rice-research-notes/irrnvolume-
    • Ella, E.S., Dionisio-Sese, M.L., Ismail, A.M., (2011) Seed pretreatment in rice reduces damage, enhances carbohydrate mobilization and improves emergence and seedling establishment under flooded conditions
    • Annals of Botany PLANTS (online publication, first published online 18 Feb 2011 doi:10.1093/aobpla/plr007,http://aobpla.oxfordjournals.org/content/2011/plr007.full.pdf+html)

Trainings

    • International Symposium on Rice: From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution, 2004 O 4-6, Hyderabad, India
    • 15th Annual Scientific Conference of the Federation of Crops Science Societies of the Philippines, 1999 My 10-15, FCSSP, General Santos City
    • 39th Symposium of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists and 1999 Annual Meeting, 1999 Mr 28-30