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Julia Kuzovkina, Associate Professor of Horticulture
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Taxonomy, selection and evaluation of woody ornamental plants. Plant biology with emphasis on physiological ecology. Development of new crops and value-added products. Phytoremediation.

August 2011:     Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, University of Connecticut.
August 2005:     Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, University of Connecticut.

1999 - 2003:       Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Horticulture
1988 - 1990:       Moscow State University, M.S. Botany
1985 - 1988:       Moscow State University, B.S. Botany


Sub-committee on Nomenclature and Registration of Populus and Salix, International Poplar Commission, FAO


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



University of Connecticut Early College Experience Faculty Coordinator Award for Excellence in Curriculum and

    Adjunct Faculty Development 2013

University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    2010 Kinsman Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Phytotechnology: Use of Plants for Ecosystem Services (HORT 3765)
Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (HORT 2430 & SAPL 430)
Urban Horticulture (HORT 3760)
Interiorscaping and Indoor Gardening (HORT 3560 & SAPL 560)
New Haven Register article - 07/24/08

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Pagliughi, E., Y.A. Kuzovkina, R. M. Ricard 2012. Master Gardener perceptions and preferences of a novel horticultural product --- Do-It-Yourself Living Structures Kits. HortTechnology 22(4):446-451.

Volk,  T. A., L. P. Abrahamson, K. D. Cameron, P. Castellano, T. Corbin, E. Fabio, G. Johnoson, Y. Kuzovkina-Eischen, M. Labreque, R. Miller, D. Sidders, L. B. Smart, K. Staver, .G R. Stanozs and K. Van Rees. 2011. Yields of willow biomass crops across a range of sites in
North America. Aspects of Applied Biology  Biomass and Energy Crops IV  112: 67-74

Zhivotovsky, O.P., Y. A. Kuzovkina, C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, and D. Pettinelli. 2011.  Lead uptake and translocation by willows in pot and field experiments. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 13:731-749.

Zhivotovsky, O.P., Kuzovkina, Y. A., C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, D. Pettinelli, and M.Ge. 2011.  Hydroponic screening of willows (Salix L.) for lead tolerance and accumulation. International Journal of Phytoremediation,  13:75-94.

Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2010. Integrating innovative green technologies into curriculum for tomorrow's professionals. Acta Horticulturae. 881:363-365.

Saska, M., Y. A. Kuzovkina, R. Ricard. 2010. North American willow cut-stem growers: a survey of the business identities, production practices and prospective for the crop. HortTechnology 20(2):351-356.

Saska, M., Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2010. Phenological stages of willow (Salix). Annals of Applied Biology  156(3): 431-437.

Zhivotovsky, O.P. and Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2010.  Response of two Salix L. species to water deficit.  Journal of Environmental Horticulture  28(2): 63-68.

Kuzovkina, Y.A., O.P. Zhivotovsky, C.P. Schulthess and D. Pettinelli. 2010.  Plant selection for a pilot phytoremediation study at a former skeet range. Remediation Journal 20(2): 93-105.

Kuzovkina, Y.A. and Volk T.A. 2009. The characterization of willow (Salix L.) varieties for use in ecological engineering applications: co-ordination of structure, function and autecology.  Ecological Engineering 35: 1178-1189.

Dickmann, D. and Y.A. Kuzovkina. 2008. Poplars and Willows in the World.  In: FAO. Poplars and Willows in the World: Meeting the needs of society and the environment.  International Poplar Commission 9-2, FAO, Rome, Italy.  http://www.fao.org/forestry/32608/en  134 pp.

Kuzovkina, Y.A.
, M. Weih, M. Abalos Romero, J. Charles, S. Hurst, I. McIvor, A. Karp, S. Trybush, M. Labrecque, T. Teodorescu, N.B. Singh, L. Smart and T. Volk. 2008. Salix : botany and global horticulture. HortReviews 34:447-489.

Kuzovkina, Y.A.
2008. Establishment and maintenance of living structures made of willow (Salix) stems. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry  34(5): 290-295

Kuzovkina Y.A., Quigley M.F. 2005. Willows beyond wetlands: uses of Salix L. species for environmental projects.
Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 162: 183-204.   Article

Kuzovkina Y.A., Knee M., Quigley M.F. 2004. Cadmium and copper uptake and translocation of five Salix L. species. International Journal of Phytoremediation, V.6(3): 269-287.   Article

Kuzovkina Y.A., Knee M., Quigley M.F. 2004. Soil compaction and flooding effects on the growth of twelve Salix L. species. Journal of Environmental Horticulture, 22(3): 155-160.   Article

Kuzovkina Y.A. and Quigley M.F. 2004. Ornamental Salix L. species for alpine and small urban gardens.
Journal of Arboriculture 30(2): 127-131.  Article

Kuzovkina Y.A., Quigley M.F. 2004. Evaluation of Salix L. species for florist cut stem production. HortTechnology, 14(3): 415-419.   Article

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  Julia Kuzovkina
Associate Professor
University of Connecticut

1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067
Department of Plant Science
Storrs, Connecticut 0626

Telephone: (860) 486-3438
fax: (860) 486-0682
email: jkuzovkina@uconn.edu 
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