Dr. Andrew Koeser

Assistant Professor Dr. Andrew Koeser

Environmental Horticulture
Landscape Management
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 CR 672
Wimauma, FL 33598
Phone: (813) 419-6589
akoeser@ufl.edu
Vita

Dr. Koeser is an assistant professor of landscape management and specializes in sustainable environmental horticulture, ornamental production, arboriculture, and urban forestry.

Dr. Koeser’s research is primarily focused on issues relating to urban landscape sustainability, tree risk assessment/storm failure prediction, and factors that influence urban tree growth and longevity.

Dr. Koeser’s Extension program helps home gardeners and industry professionals keep Florida’s urban landscapes green and vibrant in a manner that preserves the state’s natural systems.

Dr. Koeser earned a PhD in crop sciences with an emphases in horticulture and biometry, and an MS in natural resources and environmental sciences, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

Research and Extension

  • Urban/Residential Tree Growth and Longevity
  • Environmental/Economic Costs and Benefits of Landscapes
  • Role of plants in Green Infrastructure
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Tree Risk Assessment

Recent Publications

Van Treese, J., A.K. Koeser, G.E. Fitzpatrick, M.T. Olexa, and E.J. Allen. 2017. A review of the impact of roadway vegetation on driver health and well-being and the risks associated with single vehicle crashes. Arboricultural Journal 39(3):179-193.

Koeser, A.K. and E.T. Smiley 2017. Impact of Assessor on urban tree risk assessment ratings and prescribed mitigation measures. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 24:109-115.

Koeser, A.K., R.J. Hauer, R.W. Klein, and J.W. Miesbauer 2017. Assessment of Likelihood of Failure Using Limited Visual, Basic, and Advanced Assessment Techniques. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 24:71-79.

Roman, L.A., B.S. Scharenbroch, J.P.A. Ostberg, L.S. Mueller, J.G. Henning, A.K. Koeser, J.R. Sanders, D.R. Betz, R.C. Jordan. 2017. Data quality in citizen science urban tree inventories. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 22:124-135.

Marble, S.C., A.K. Koeser, G. Hasing, D. McLean, and A. Chandler. 2017. Estimating annual cost and efficacy of common weed control methods in landscape planting beds. HortTechnology 27(2):199-211.

Shober, A.L., A.K. Koeser, G. Hasing, and D.C. McLean. 2017. Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate, Timing, and Application Method Affect Growth of Sweet Viburnum and Nitrogen Leaching from Simulated Planting Beds. HortScience 52(1):146-153.

Current Funding

Title: "Resilient and resistant urban forest: the role of landscape configuration and socioeconomic legacy in understanding tree response to hurricanes"
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $102,050
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: "Assessing Tree Risk Assessment"
Duration: 2018
Funding Agency: Florida International Society of Arboriculture
Award Amount: $9,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: "Clear recovery zone vegetation requirements, and review of current tree pruning and maintenance practices for landscape, urban and rural areas within the right of way"
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
Award Amount: $203,257
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: "Impacts of Root Removal on Tree Stability – Full Scale Meets Model Scale"
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: Florida Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture
Award Amount: $90,000
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: "Comprehensive Literature Review of Urban Tree Mortality: Factors Influencing Mortality and Implications for Population Models"
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: International Society of Arboriculture
Award Amount: $4,928
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: "Creating Effective Extension Materials for Homeowners and Green Industry Professionals: A Study with Direct Application and Immediate Potential Impact"
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Graduate Student Support Grant
Award Amount: $28,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: "Identifying Underutilitzed Tree Species for a Changing, Urbanizing Florida"
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Graduate Student Support Grant
Award Amount: $12,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: "TREE Fund Research Program Review"
Duration: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Tree Fund
Award Amount: $20,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: "Mobile Tree Failure Prediction"
Duration: 2014-2018
Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Award Amount: $281,647
Role: Principle Investigator