What We Do

Our department focuses on cutting edge research, real world experience with industry, and the latest teaching tools. Faculty and staff excel in the areas of teaching, research, and outreach education to design and manage sustainable landscapes, restore natural habitats, and maintain healthy soils.


Promote sustainable recreation areas and agricultural lands

AlexopoulosGuillardHenderson, Inguagiato, Legrand, McAllisterMiniutti, Morris, PettinelliRackliffe, Schulthess


Enhance the use of plants to solve environmental problems

Alexopoulos, Brand, Ellis, Guillard, Kuzovkina, Li, Lubell, McAvoy, Schwab, Wang


Plan and design sustainable built environments

Henderson, Kuzovkina, Lubell, Miniutti, Schwab


Develop healthier local foods

Auer, Berkowitz, Brand, Concklin, McAllisterMorris


Improve plant health through pest management

ConcklinEllis, Inguagiato, LegrandPettinelli


Delve deep into plant biology

Auer, Berkowitz, Li, McAvoy, Wang


Engage communities for a sustainable future