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2017 Urban Landscape Summit 

March 16-17, 2017
UF/IFAS Straughn Extension Professional Development Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The 2017 UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology Urban Landscape Summit featured presentations of applied research or extension project pertaining to urban landscape issues in Florida, from state specialists and county faculty, along with a graduate student poster competition. 


Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Mark Clark

Homeowner Insight

Student Lightning Presentations

Titles - PhD
  • Investigating Homeowners' Preferences for Smart Irrigation Technology Features – Xumin Zhang
  • Effects of Mulch Depth, Herbicide Formulation, and Activation Moisture on Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds – Debalina Saha
  • Guiding Norms and Attitude toward Water Conservation and Current Water Use Behavior by Type of Landscape – Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Laura Warner
  • Client Satisfaction and Extension Services: Measuring the Effectiveness of the Individual Contact Teaching Tool – Amanda Ali, Laura Warner
  • Street Tree Identification and Measurement from Ground-based, Mobile Photogrammetric Data– John Roberts
  • Impact of Roadway Vegetation on Driver Health and Well-Being and the Risks Associated with Single Vehicle Crashes – Jeffery W. Van Treese II
Titles - M.S.
  • On Top of the World Study: Compost Amendment for Irrigation Reduction – Lloyd Singleton
  • Community Gardens in Marginalized Neighborhoods: Examining the Role of Social Capitol in Overcoming Barriers and Fostering Resiliency – Karissa Raymond
  • Producers Value Sterile Cultivar Research for Potentially Invasive Plants for the Horticulture Industry in the southeastern United States – Allison Bechtloff

Landscapes and Plants

Invasives and Pests

New Faculty

Friday, March 17

Keynote Speaker: Water 2070 Team

Case Studies

Water Supply and Conservation


See 2016's accepted presentations

Summit Contact: Emily Eubanks,