Professor of Horticulture
- 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
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.
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
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: