Dr. Gail Hansen

Associate Professor Dr. Gail Hansen

Landscape Design
Environmental Horticulture Department

Building 550 Room 101
PO Box 110675
Gainesville FL 32611-0675
Phone: (352) 273-4506
Fax: (352) 392-1413

Gail Hansen is an associate professor who specializes in landscape design. Her teaching and extension programs address sustainable science-based and art-centered landscape design practices that take into account the social dimension of green urban environments, environmental protection, and the quality of life for urban dwellers.

Dr. Hansen graduated with a masters and doctoral degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida and worked for a private landscape architecture firm in Gainesville for eight years before joining the landscape architecture department as an adjunct faculty. She currently teaches two studio courses in residential landscape design.

Current Grants

Landscaping Perceptions and Behaviors Research
Focus: A study of the barriers to adopting Florida-Friendly landscape practices
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Grant, in cooperation with the University of Central Florida (UCF) Stormwater Management Academy
P.I.: Leesa Souto (UCF)

Attitudes Towards Florida-Friendly Waterfront Landscapes
Focus: Homeowner aesthetic preferences for waterfront vegetation, barriers to adopting Florida-Friendly Waterfront Landscapes
Funding Agency: Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Grant, UF Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
P.I.: Paul Monaghan, Agricultural Education and Communication

Florida-Friendly Demonstration Landscapes
Focus: Development of demonstration landscapes for public lands (Tampa's Green Initiative)
Funding Agency: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Tampa Bay Estuary Program Community Education Grant, in cooperation with Hillsborough County Extension
Co-PI: Gail Hansen, Marina D’Abreau


See Dr. Hansen's EDIS publications