“Going the Distance,” HHMI Bulletin (a publication of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Nov 2007: Summary: A look at the work of Strobel’s son, Scott, who is the chair of the Yale University’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and how the father-son team work together to provide amazing research opportunities for undergraduates.
“Jeweler of the Jungle,” Americas, Nov. 1, 2007. Summary: Americas is a publication of the Organization of American States. This is an extensive profile on Strobel and his work.
“Rain Forest Riches,” Inventor’s Digest, July/Aug./Sept., 2006. Summary: A profile of Strobel’s work on endophytes and the rainforests he’s visited around the world to find them.
“Companies Seek Out These Tiny Assassins To Fight Crop Pests,” Walls Street Journal, Nov. 18, 2005. Summary: Strobel is mentioned in an article about biopesticides, products that kill agricultural pests without synthetic chemicals. Strobel discovered a fungus in Honduras that produces a mixture of gases that can asphyxiate insects. The technology was licensed to AgraQuest.
“Scholarly pursuits: fellowship winner elects to come to MSU to study with Professor Gary Strobel,” Bozeman Daily Chronicle, June 30, 2004. Summary: Ines Atmosukarto, of Indonesia, one of five UNESCO –L’Oreal For Women in Science fellowship winners in 2001 worldwide, could have chosen to study anywhere in the world, but chose to work with Strobel at MSU.
“A bid to save the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean,” Science, March 19, 2004. Summary: Strobel is briefly quote in an article about threats to the biodiversity-rich Socotra Archipelago, which belongs to Yemen and sits in the Indian Ocean. Strobel has done field research in the archipelago.
“Biologist Gets Under the Skin of Plants – And Peers,” Science, May 31, 2002. Summary: An extensive profile of Strobel’s work.
“Stinky white fungus could help farmers,” CNN.com/Sci-Tech, March 18, 2002. Summary: A story about the work of Strobel and Barry Jacobsen on Muscodor albus, a fungus that may be used to replace methyl bromide as a pesticide. Strobel discovered the fungus in Honduras.
“Endophyte Spices up Biofumigation,” Biocontrol News and Information, 2007. Summary: An extensive and in-depth article about Muscodor albus, a fungus Strobel discovered in Honduras in 1997 and its many potential uses. The article also explains the potential value of endophytes in some detail.
The New York Times on-line archive contains numerous articles on Strobel from 1987 and 1988. During this time, Strobel received international attention for injecting 14 American elm trees with a genetically altered bacterium without federal approval. Strobel voluntarily cut down the trees and terminated the experiment, which was aimed at finding a way to protect trees from Dutch elm disease. The disease has decimated urban landscapes and hardwood forests across the United States. Strobel was later asked to testify before Congress on genetically modified organisms in the environment. His discovery has since been commercialized in Europe.