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Degrees

  • M.S., Washington State University
  • G.C., Washington State University
  • B.S., Biola University

Biography

Brendon Anthony teaches a variety of environmental science courses for both SSTH majors and non-majors. He enjoys teaching class sessions at the Biola Organic Garden, taking students on field trips, and organizing overnight camping trips to experience the different unique habitats found in Southern California. He has worked on multiple farms; he cares deeply about the state of the environment and how we can be better stewards of it.

Brendon Anthony’s research focus is one of agroecology and missional application. He investigates ecological agriculture principles such as: low-tech drip line irrigation systems and dehydration systems for food preservation. Both of these low-cost technologies could be implemented and modeled for farmers in developing countries within a missional context. Additional interests include tree physiology, photomorphogenesis, and urban agriculture technologies.  Investigation of these elements through photoselective shade nets and various grow medias will be conducted in the aquaponics system on campus. An alumnus of Biola, Brendon also co-founded and currently runs Harvest Craft, an international agricultural development non-profit. Harvest Craft has done work in Mexico, Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda and Haiti, where the Haiti Center for Agroecology was founded. He continues to travel and consult on sustainable agricultural systems for orphanages, rehabilitation centers for human trafficked victims, churches, schools and community centers. The focus of the organization is to bring about social justice, economic development and environmental restoration in these countries.

Affiliations

  • Cofounder and CEO of Harvest Craft
  • Chair of the Program Learning Objective Assessment Committee — Biological Sciences Department, Biola University
  • Member of the Biology Research Committee — Biological Sciences Department, Biola University
  • Member of the Scholarship Committee — Biological Sciences Department, Biola University

Publications (Selected)

  • "Crop load influences fruit quality, leaf area, and return bloom in new apple cultivar: WA38," Anthony, Brendon M., Serra, Sara, Musacchi, Stefano, (in prep.) 2018.
  • "Optimization of Leaf Area Estimation in a High-Density Apple Orchard Using Hemispherical Photography," Knerl, Angela; Anthony, Brendon M.; Serra, Sara; Musacchi, Stefano; HortScience, Volume 53(6), Pages 1-6, 2018.
  • "The influence of protective netting on tree physiology and fruit quality of apple: A review," Mupambi, Giverson; Anthony, Brendon M.; Layne, Desmond R.; Musacchi, Stefano; Serra, Sara; Schmidt, Tory; Kalcsits, Lee A.; Scientia Horticulturae, Volume 236, Pages 60-72, ISSN 0304-4238, 2018.
  • “Mycelial Connections and Symbiotic Networks at the Tilth Conference," Anthony, Brendon M., Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, 2017.
  • “Orchard Netting: A Catch All for Climate Change Adaptation,” Anthony, Brendon M., Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, 2016.
  • "A Passion Sparked and Fostered," Anthony, Brendon M., Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, 2016.

Presentations

  • Au Sable Institute of Environmental Sciences, Whidbey Island, WA. Presented on "Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship-An Integration of Passions." 2018.
  • Directive Consulting, Costa Mesa, CA. Presented on "Harvest Craft – Haiti Center for Agroecology." 2018.
  • Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. 2018.
  • Horticulture Exposition, Kennewick, WA. Presented on "Leaf area and crop load management in new apple cultivar: WA38." 2017.
  • American Society for Horticultural Science – Annual Conference, Kona, Hawaii. Presented on "Leaf area and crop load management in new apple cultivar: WA38." 2017.
  • Biola University Chapel, La Mirada, CA. Presented on "Pursue Your Passions for God’s Glory and in Community." 2017.
  • Biola Spring Reception, Seattle, WA. Presented on "Harvest Craft-A Biola Product." 2017.
  • Holistic Development Class, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA. Presented on "Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship-An Integration of Passions." 2017.
  • Au Sable Institute of Environmental Sciences, Whidbey Island, WA. Presented on "Harvest Craft-A Testament of God’s Faithfulness." 2016.
  • Biola University Chapel, La Mirada, CA. Presented on "Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship in Tijuana, Mexico." 2014.

Research Interests

  • Low-Cost Agricultural Technology for Subsistence Farmers
  • Aquaponics and Hydroponics
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Tree Physiology
  • Photomorphogenesis in Plants

Courses

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Global Development and Ecological Sustainability
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Agriculture
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Directed Research
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