Lauren Lazaro

Title Assistant Professor
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
Address 1 109 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-2724
Fax 225-578-1403

  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Plant Biology, 2015
  • M.S. Southern Illinois University, Plant Biology, 2011
  • B.S. Sweet Briar College, Biology, 2009

Committees Served On:

  • Land Use and Sustainability Work Group-Sweet Briar College (2016-present)
  • Sigma Xi Admissions Committee-SIUC Chapter (2015-2017)
  • River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Steering Committee (2014-2015)

Memberships in Professional Associations:

  • Weed Science Society of America (2016-present)
  • Southern Weed Science Society (2016-present)
  • Sigma Xi (2013-present)
  • Ecological Society of America (2010-present)
  • North Central Weed Science Society (2012-2015)
  • Midwest Invasive Plant Network (2012-2016)

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, L.E. Steckel, D.O. Stephenson, IV, K.W. Bradley, and J.A. Bond. 2017. A Midsouthern consultant’s survey on weed management practices in soybean. Weed Technology. In-review.

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, M.J. Walsh, and M.V. Bagavathiannan. 2017. Efficacy of the integrated Harrington Seed Destructor on weeds of soybean and rice production systems in the southern United States. Crop Science.Accepted. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2017.03.0210

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Green, and J.K. Norsworthy. 2017. Seed retention of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) in soybean. Weed Technology. Accepted. DOI: 10.1017/wet.2017.25

Schwartz-Lazaro, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, R.C. Scott, and L.T. Barber. 2017. Resistance of two Palmer amaranth populations to multiple herbicide modes of action in Arkansas. Crop Protection 96: 158-163. DOI:10.1016/j.cropro.2017.02.022

Schwartz, L.M. and K.L. Gage. 2017. Weed Ecology. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David J. Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press. URL:

Norsworthy, J.K., B.W. Schrage, L.T. Barber, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Effect of shading, cultivar, and application timing on cotton tolerance to glufosinate. Journal of Cotton Science 20: 271-279.

Norsworthy, J.K., B.W. Schrage, L.T. Barber, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Emergence date influences growth and fecundity of Palmer amaranth in cotton. Journal of Cotton Science 20: 263-270.

Starkey, C.E., J.K. Norsworthy, and L.M. Schwartz. 2016. Use of HPPD-inhibiting herbicides for control of troublesome weeds in the midsouthern United States. Advances in Crop Sciences and Technology 4: 205. DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000205

Norsworthy, J.K., L.M. Schwartz, and L.T. Barber. 2016. The incidence and ramifications of glyphosate-resistance in cotton. Outlooks on Pest Management 27: 31-35.

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2016. Do plant traits predict the competitive abilities of closely related species? AoB PLANTS 8: plv147. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv147

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2016. Using integral projection models to compare population dynamics of four closely related species. Population Ecology 58: 285-292. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-016-0537-2

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.G. Young. 2016. Life history of Achyranthes japonica (Amaranthaceae): an invasive species in southern Illinois. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143: 93-102. DOI: 10.3159/TORREY-D-14-00014

Schwartz, L.M., J.K. Norsworthy, B.G. Young, K.W. Bradley, G.R. Kruger, V.M. Davis, L.E. Steckel, and M.J. Walsh. 2016. Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) and Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) seed production retention at soybean (Glycine max) harvest. Weed Technology 30: 284-290. DOI: 10.1614/WT-D-15-00130.1

Schwartz, L.M., D.J. Gibson, K.L. Gage, J.L. Matthews, D.L. Jordan, M.D.K. Owen, D.R. Shaw, S.C. Weller, R.G. Wilson, and B.G. Young. 2015. Seedbank and field emergence of weeds in glyphosate-resistant cropping systems in the United States. Weed Science 63: 425-439. DOI: 10.1614/WS-D-14-00089.1

Schwartz, L.M., A.J. Wood, and D.J. Gibson. 2014. Trigonelline accumulation in leaves of Panicum virgatum seedlings. Natural Product Communications. 9: 1163-1166.

Schwartz, L.M. and D.J. Gibson. 2014. The competitive response of Panicum virgatum cultivars to non-native invasive species. Environment and Natural Resources Research 4: 80-91. DOI: 10.5539/enrr.v4n2p80

Integrated weed management, weed ecology/biology, harvest weed seed control

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