Sandra Wilson

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Horticulturist, Instructor
26 years of experience in teaching and research
Professor of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center

In collaboration with several colleagues, Dr. Wilson’s widely published research focuses on (1) characterizing the invasive potential of ornamental plants and (2) propagation and evaluation of native plants. She also teaches several courses on native Florida landscaping, plant identification and plant propagation, all of which utilize the UF-IRREC teaching gardens. Recognized nationally for her outstanding scholarship in teaching, Dr. Wilson’s interactive digital materials on plant propagation, plant family classification and greenhouse education are used nationwide. She has published dozens of refereed journal articles, presented papers at conferences in the U.S. and several foreign countries and is the recipient of several state, national and international honors and awards for her research and teaching. She has a Master of Science in Horticulture from the University of Delaware and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Clemson University.