About our Department
Research training, academic guidance and career counseling are provided by faculty in the department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Research options include opportunities to concentrate on laboratory, field, greenhouse or landscape design projects. The environment created by cooperation between faculty involved in applied and basic research and extension allows students to develop a broad professional science and applied horticultural base.
Our department maintains state of the art facilities for research including controlled environment greenhouses, laboratories, trial gardens, a design center, and research farms.
Our graduate study programs are linked closely to faculty activities and research interests. It is highly recommended that prospective students initiate contact with a potential research advisor prior to admission.
Faculty and Program Areas of Study
Arboriculture - Daniel Burcham
Bioactive Plant Components - Jorge Vivanco
Dietary Intervention, Gut Health, Obesity, Cancer Prevention - Henry Thompson
Floriculture, Greenhouse Technology - Josh Craver, Shannon Mason
Landscape Water Conservation - Scott Curry
Nutritional Genomics - Davina Rhodes, Adam Heuberger
Organic, Vegetable Crops - Mark Uchanski
Pomology - Ioannis Minas
Post Harvest Physiology - Sastry Jayanty
Potato Breeding and Production - David Holm, Samuel Essah
Produce Safety, Microbial Ecology - Eduardo Gutierrez-Rodriguez
Urban Agriculture, Green Roofs, and Native Plants -Jen Bousselot
Viticulture - Horst Caspari