Julia Kuzovkina

Professor of Horticulture

Professional Credentials

  • PhD, Horticulture, 2003, Ohio State University
  • MS, Botany, 1990, Moscow State University
  • BS, Botany, 1988, Moscow State University

Areas of Interest

  • Salix, willow
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Native Plants

Research projects/interests

The genus Salix has been the focus of my research since the beginning of my career more than 20 years ago. Willows are a major group of woody plants cultivated around the world, play important roles in many ecosystems, and serve as model organisms for basic research as well as a wide range of environmental applications. My research involves willow taxonomy and the exploration of willow’s potential for environmental applications and ecological engineering.

Teaching Program

Urban Plant Systems: Construction and Maintenance (SPSS 3550 & SAPL 550)
Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (SPSS 2430 SAPL 430)
Indoor Plants and Interiorscaping (SPSS 3560 & SAPL 560)


Global Cultivation of Willows: http://salix.uconn.edu/index.php

Working party on Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Registration of Poplars and Willows, IPC FAO: http://www.fao.org/forestry/ipc/69637/en/

New England Native Plants Initiative: http://nenativeplants.uconn.edu/index.php

Major Offices

Chair of the Working party on Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Registration, International Poplar Commission, FAO, UN.


International Cultivar Registration Authority for Populus and Salix, International Society for Horticultural Sciences:


Contact Information
Mailing AddressWilfred B. Young Building 1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4067
Office LocationWilfred B. Young Building (YNG) 130
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