Garry McDonald

Garry McDonald

garry mcdonald

Assistant Professor

Phone: (479) 575-8780

Fax: (479) 575-8619



  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • B.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Courses Taught

HORT4033: Professional Landscape Installation and Construction

HORT4043: Professional Landscape Management

HORT4603: Practical Landscape Planning

HORT3103: Woody Landscape Plants

HORT3113: Herbaceous and Indoor Plant Materials

Research Emphasis:

Research focuses on sustainable landscape design, installation, and management. Other areas of research include plant development and selection, water quality, and water conservation.

General Areas of Interest:

Primary interest is the study of urban landscape horticulture systems that promote sustainability and mitigate urban stress on existing or planned landscapes. Other areas of interest are provenance selection of native landscape material and non-native plants adapted for low input landscapes.

Recent Selected Publications

Adams, R.P., M.A. Arnold, J.J. Griffin, J.K. Illes, G.W. Knox, G.V. McDonald and N. Genhua. 2014. Environmentally induced variation in the leaf volatile terpenes of Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. (Cupressaceae). Phytologia (July 1, 2014) 96:3

Toland, D.C., M.E. Boyer, G.V. McDonald, C.P. West, and B.E. Haggard. 2014. Plants influenced by growing media and compost addition on mock green roofs within the Ozark highlands. Journal of Green Building (9(1) pp. 130-144

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