Research and Teaching Professors Associated with Center for Urban Horticulture and Environmental Science and Resource Management

Linda Chalker-Scott
Extension Horticulturist and Affiliate Associate Professor
Washington State University
253.445.4542
lindacs@wsu.edu
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Peter Dunwiddie
Affiliate Professor
pdunwidd@uw.edu

Bradley Gaolach
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Washington State University Extension, Renton
206.205.3135
gaolach@wsu.edu

Dean Glawe
Professor
Washington State University, Puyallup and
UW College of Forest Resources
253.445.4650
glawe@wsu.edu

Warren Gold
Adjunct Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
425.352.5409
wgold@u.washington.edu

Rob Harrison
Professor, Soil & Environmental Science
206.685.7463
robh@u.washington.edu
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Iain Robertson
Adjunct Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
206.543.9246
iainmr@u.washington.edu
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Regina Rochefort
Affiliate Assistant Professor
North Cascades National Park
360.856.5700 x 254
regina_rochefort@nps.gov

Harold Tukey
Professor Emeritus, Urban Horticulture
tukey@u.washington.edu

Liz Van Volkenburgh
Adjunct Professor, Biology
206.543.6286
lizvanv@u.washington.edu

Al Wagar
Professor Emeritus, Urban Forestry
206.543.0389
jawagar@u.washington.edu

John Wott
Professor Emeritus, Urban Horticulture
206.543.8602
jwott@u.washington.edu

Darlene Zabowski
Associate Professor, Forest Resources
206 685-9550
zabow@u.washington.edu

UWBG Research Areas

  • The Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care) partners with federal, state and local land holding agencies to monitor rare plant populations across the state and has completed more than 870 reports. In 2003 the only state-of-the-art climate controlled storage and lab facility for seeds of Washington’s rare plants was built at UWBG. The Miller Seed Vault currently stores seeds of 70 rare Washington species and has received 4,009 accessions (seed lots).
  • Biology of invasive species, including assessment of invasive potential of introduced plants and impacts of current invaders
  • Propagation of rare species for reintroduction into the wild
  • Biology of rare plants
  • Restoration ecology research (collaboratively with the Restoration Ecology Network), using the Union Bay Natural Area as its outdoor laboratory
  • Restoration and management of prairies, savannas, and forests
  • Long-term vegetation dynamics
  • Statistical methods for community ecology
  • Ecology and restoration of prairies in San Juan National Historic Park
  • Intertidal wetland restoration in Puget Sound
  • Plant ecophysiology and climate change
  • Physiological, developmental, and ecological responses of plants in urban environments

Other affiliated researchers work on:

  • Human dimensions of urban forestry and urban greening
  • Human response to land use change along the urban to wildland gradient, and the relationship between forest lands and the built environment
  • Assessment of eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Westcott Bay, San Juan County due to a loss of eelgrass population from mysterious causes
  • Forest soil microbiology (especially decomposition, nutrient cycling processes, and mycorrhizae) and forest pathology (especially root and canker diseases)
  • Host selection behavior of bark beetles, aquatic entomology, and tropical forest insects
  • Tissue to whole tree responses to environmental stresses, particularly in water and nutrient relations, carbon economy, and growth of trees from diverse ecosystems
  • Plants as a medium for design and the unique spatial and temporal experiences that plants contribute to design

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