Chavez, D.J. and J.X. Chaparro. 2020. The North American Plums (Prunus Spp.) – A Review of the Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Relationships. In: IntechOpen Online. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91638.

Chavez, D.J., R.A. Itle, D. Mancero-Castillo, J.X. Chaparro and T.G. Beckman. 2019. Chapter 15: Advances and challenges in peach breeding.  In: Lang, G.A. (ed). Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK. DOI: 10.19103/AS.2018.0040.15


Carrasco-Baquero, J.C., L.F. Lema-Palaquibay, C.R. Chávez-Velásquez, V.L. Caballero-Serrano, R.A. Itle, and D.J. Chavez. 2023. Social perception of the ecosystem services of Prunus serotina subsp. capuli in the Andes of Ecuador. Land (accepted)

Kim, J., J.C. Melgar, K. Adhikari, and D.J. Chavez. 2023. Comparing Bagged Organic Peach to Regular Organic Peach in the Southeastern United States through Consumer Responses. HortScience (accepted).

Wang, P., K.B. Pitts, D.J. Chavez, and J. Chen. 2023. Microbial load on fresh peaches and hand gloves collected from selected packing facilities in Georgia. LWT 173.

Wong, C., C. Oliveira-Hofman, B.R. Blaauw, D. Chavez, G. Jagdale, R.F. Mizell, III, D. Shapiro-Ilan. 2022.Using the Nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, to Control Peachtree Borer (Synanthedon exitiosa): Optimization of Application Rates and Secondary Benefits in Control of Root-Feeding Weevils. Agronomy12:2689.

Pathania, S., R.A. Itle, C.R. Chávez, L.F. Lema, V. Caballero-Serrano, J.C. Carrasco, D.J. Chavez. 2022. Fruit Characterization of Prunus serotina subsp.  capuli. Horticulturae 8(9):838. (Major professor of the first author).

Salazar-Castañeda E, Lema-Palaquibay L, Baños-Gaibor K, Chávez-Velásquez C, Chavez Velasquez D, Caballero-Serrano V. 2021. Polo del Conocimiento 6:54-74 DOI: 10.23857/pc.v6i1.2125.

Casamali, B., M.W. van Iersel, and D.J. Chavez. 2021. Nitrogen Partitioning in Young “Julyprince” Peach Trees Grown with Different Irrigation and Fertilization Practices in the Southeastern United States. Agronomy 11:350 (Major professor of the first author)

Casamali, B., M.W. van Iersel, and D.J. Chavez. 2021. Plant Growth and Physiological Responses to Improved Irrigation and Fertilization Management for Young Peach Trees in the Southeastern United States. HortScience 56:336-346. (Major professor of the first author) DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI15505-20

Sutton, M., J. Doyle, D. Chavez, and A. Malladi. Optimizing Fruit-Thinning Strategies in Peach (Prunus persica) Production. Horticulturae 2020, 6, 41. (Co-major professor of the first author)

Reighard, G., W. Bridges, W. Archbold, A. Atucha, W. Autio, T. Beckman, B. Black,  D.J. Chavez, E. Coneva, K. Day, P. Francescatto, M. Kushad, R.S. Johnson, T. Lindstrom, J. Lordan, I.S. Minas, D. Ouellette, M. Parker, R. Pokharel, T. Robinson, J. Schupp, M. Warmund, and D. Wolfe. 2020. Nine-year rootstock performance of the NC-140 Redhaven peach trial across 13 states. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 74-45-56.

Liu, J., O. Lindstrom, and D.J. Chavez. 2019. Differential thermal analysis of ‘Elberta’ and ‘Flavorich’ peach flower buds to predict cold hardiness in Georgia.  Hortscience 54:676-683 (Major professor of the first author)

Beckman, T.G., A. Rollins, J. Pitts, D. Chavez, and J.X. Chaparro. 2019. Disease resistance of ‘MP-29’, a clonal interspecific hybrid rootstock of peach, in post-release trials. HortScience 54:638-641.

Redpath, L.E., D.J. Chavez, A. Malladi, and E.D. Smith. 2018. Southern highbush blueberry floral bud cold hardiness through dormancy in sub-tropical climate. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 72:166-172 (Graduate Committee Member of the first author)

Belisle, C., U. Phan, K. Adhikari, and D.J. Chavez. 2018. A survey of peach cultivars quality grown in the southeastern U.S. HortTechnology 28:189-201. (Major professor of the first author)

Belisle, C., K. Adhikari, D.J. Chavez, and U. Phan. 2017. Development of a lexicon for flavor and texture of fresh peach cultivars. ‎J. Sens. Stud. 32: e12276. (Major professor of the first author)

Simnitt, S., T. Borisova, D.J. Chavez, and M. Olmstead. 2017. Frost Protection for Early-Season Peach Varieties: Current Practices and Information Needs in the State of Georgia. HortTechnology 27:344-353.

Casamali, B. and D.J. Chavez. 2017. Potential of new Prunus rootstocks for managing Armillaria root rot disease in peach production. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 71:82-90. (Major professor of the first author).

Tucker, Z., D.J. Chavez, and J.X. Chaparro. 2017. Effect of the seedlessness (Fs) gene in fruit quality traits in mandarin segregating populations. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 71:29-33. (Supervisor of the first author).

Chavez, D.J., T.G. Beckman, and J.X. Chaparro. 2016. Identifying the North American plum species phylogenetic signal using nuclear, mitochondrial, and chloroplast DNA markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 141:623-644.

Chavez, D.J., T.G. Beckman, D.J. Werner, and J.X. Chaparro. 2014. Genetic diversity in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] at the University of Florida: Past, present and future. Tree Genet. Genomes 10:1399-1417.

Chavez, D.J. and J.X. Chaparro. 2011. Identification of markers linked to seedlessness in Citrus kinokuni hort. ex Tanaka and its progeny using bulked segregant analysis. HortScience 46:693-697.

Chavez, D.J., E.A. Kabelka, and J.X. Chaparro. 2011. Screening of Cucurbita moschata Duchesne germplasm for crown rot resistance to Floridian isolates of Phytophthora capsici Leonian. HortScience 46:536-540.

Chavez, D.J. and P.M. Lyrene. 2010. Hybridization of two diploid Vaccinium section Cyanococcus species with diploid Vaccinium arboreum in section Batodendron. Euphytica 171:263-272.

Chavez, D.J. and P.M. Lyrene. 2009. Production and identification of colchicine-derived tetraploid Vaccinium darrowii and its use in breeding. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 134:352-363.

Chavez, D.J. and P.M. Lyrene. 2009. Interspecific crosses and backcrosses between diploidVaccinium darrowii and tetraploid southern highbush blueberry. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 134:273-280.

Chavez, D.J. and P.M. Lyrene. 2009. Effects of self-pollination and cross-pollination of Vaccinium darrowii (Ericaceae) and other low-chill blueberries. HortScience 44:1538-1541.