• Dr. Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh is an environmental horticulturist in Agroecology Program, Department of Earth and Environment (E&E). He is affiliated with International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) at the Kampong Botanic Garden and Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST-NSF) within the Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program and is a Research Associate at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is an assistant professor, Co-director of Global Sustainable Tourism Program, and Garden Club advisor. He served as the Undergraduate Program Director (19-23) and serving as the graduate committee of the E&E Department.

    He serves as the faculty fellow at Honors College and is a member of College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) Carbon Footprint Reduction committees.

    Dr. Khoddamzadeh is a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and serves in the Urban Horticulture Program Advisory Board led by UF/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade County. He chairs the Orchid interest group and serves as the secretary of Horticultural Plant Reproductive Biology (HPRB) Interest Groups and served as the chair of Human Issues in Horticulture, Seed & Stand Establishment, and Ornamental Plant Breeding Interest Groups. In addition, he is a member of Education Planning Committee, chaired the Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Committee and Graduate Student Activities and is the member of Nominations and Elections Committee in the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). He serves in the Conservation Committee of Florida Native Plant Society and Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany. Finally, he nominated to serve in the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE). He is the editor/guest editor of several scientific journals.

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  • Dr. Khoddamzadeh’s Conservation & Sustainable (C&S) Horticulture Lab projects broadly covers how to integrate the science and the stakeholders’ need to address the real challenges associated with climate change and species endangerment. This multidisciplinary research addresses a range of topics including in-vitro propagation (tissue culture) and gene-banking (cryopreservation) of the endangered plants, mycorrhizal fungi in urban environment, seed technology and biotechnology assessments, and optical non-destructive handheld sensor technology for sustainable water and fertilizer management of horticultural crops which is the very valuable practice for precision management decision making in botanic gardens, farms and nursery production.

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full name

  • Amir Khoddamzadeh


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