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About Mark P. Widrlechner

Dr. Mark Widrlechner served at the Horticulturist for the USDA-ARS at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station between 1983 and 2011. There he curated ornamental and aromatic germplasm collections, provided guidance to the Station's curatorial team, and coordinated the evaluation of new woody landscape plants conducted by the NC-7 Regional Ornamental Plant Trials, a long-term, multi-site program to evaluate promising new woody plants under landscape conditions, focusing on conditions in the North Central US. After retiring from USDA-ARS, he became an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of Horticulture and of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at ISU.
He has broad research interests related to risk-assessment modeling of invasive woody plants, systematics (especially of blackberries), and the conservation and management of plant genetic resources.

Positions

October 2011 Present Affiliate Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture
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October 2011 Present Affiliate Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
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Honors and Awards

  • USDA Certificates of Merit, 2001–2003
  • USDA Outstanding Service Award, 1999
  • Richard & Minnie Windler Award—Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, 1999

Contact Information

106 Horticulture
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1100
515-294-6797

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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (27)