My research interests include the environmental stresses of plants, the efficient use, and the best management options of resources in landscape and turfgrass systems.
I am interested in the development of stress tolerant turfgrass for regional use, reduction of potable water use in turfgrass through use of recycled wastewater and brackish water in landscape irrigation, improvement of turfgrass and landscape plant seed germination and establishment under saline conditions and studying the possible environmental changes that may affect the whole ecosystem as a result of using marginal water in irrigation. Also, I’m interested in the Physiological characteristics of woody plants under environmental stress. My current research focuses on the ecophysiological properties of Black Calla Lily endemic in Mediterranean coast to propose the proper strategy for the reestablishment of this germplasm in natural habitats.
HORT 480A – Plant Growth Regulators
HORT 580A – Advanced Plant Growth Regulators