Julia Kuzovkina
Associate Professor
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067
Department of Plant Science
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Telephone: (860) 486-3438
Fax: (860) 486-0682
Email: jkuzovkina@uconn.edu

Professional Positions & Education

August 2011:     Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, University of Connecticut. 
August 2005:     Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, University of Connecticut.

1999 - 2003:       Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Horticulture
1988 - 1990:       Moscow State University, M.S. Botany 
1985 - 1988:       Moscow State University, B.S. Botany

Professional Organizations

Sub-committee on Nomenclature and Registration of Populus and Salix, International Poplar Commission, FAO


International Cultivar Registration Authority for Populus and Salix, International Society for Horticultural Sciences:



University of Connecticut Early College Experience Faculty Coordinator Award for Excellence in Curriculum and Adjunct Faculty Development 2013

University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2010 Kinsman Award for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Program

Phytotechnology: Use of Plants for Ecosystem Services (HORT 3765)
Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (HORT 2430 & SAPL 430
Urban Horticulture (HORT 3760
Interiorscaping and Indoor Gardening (HORT 3560 & SAPL 560)

Recent Publications

Books and Manuals

Kuzovkina, Y.A., J. Campanelli, C. Schulthess, R. Ricard, G. Dreyer. 2016. Effective Establishment of Native Grasses on Roadsides in New England. New England Transportation Consortium. 283 p. Click here for PDF

Kuzovkina Y.A. 2015. Checklist for Cultivars of Salix L. (willow). ISBN: 978-0-692-56242-0. International Poplar Commission, FAO.  http://www.fao.org/forestry/44058-0370ab0c9786d954da03a15a8dd4721ed.pdf). 163 p. Click here for PDF

Book Chapters

Dickmann, D. and Y. A. Kuzovkina. 2014. Poplars and Willows in the World (pp.8-91). In: Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment (Eds. J.G. Isebrands and J. Richardson), FAO UN and CABI.

 Kuzovkina, Y. A.,  M. Weih, M. Abalos Romero, J. Charles, S. Hurst, I. McIvor, A. Karp, S. Trybush, M. Labrecque, T. Teodorescu, N.B. Singh, L. Smart, and T. Volk. 2008. Salix: botany and global horticulture. HortReviews 34:447-489.

Refereed Journal Articles

Li, X., C. Zhang, W. Li, Y. A. Kuzovkina. 2016. Environmental inequities in terms of different types of urban greenery in Hartford, Connecticut. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 18:163-172.

Kuzovkina Y.A., M. Dodge, and I. Belyaeva. 2016. Clarifying affiliations of Salix gracilistyla Miq. cultivars and its hybrids. HortScience.  51(4): 334-341.

Kuzovkina Y.A., O. Epantchintseva, and I. Belyaeva. 2016. The application of scientific names to plants in cultivation: Salix ×cottetii Lagger (Salicaceae). Skvortsovia 2(3): 32-43.

Fabio, E.; Volk, T; Miller, R.; Serapiglia, M.; Gauch, H.; Van Rees, K.; Hangs, R.; Amichev, B.; Kuzovkina, Y.; Labrecque, M.; Johnson, G.; Ewy, R.; Kling, G.; Smart, L. 2016. Genotype by environment interactions analysis of North American shrub willow yield trials confirms superior performance of triploid hybrids. GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12344.

McIntosh, P., Y. A. Kuzovkina, C. Schultess, K. Guillard. 2016. Breakdown of Low-level Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Contaminated Soil Using Grasses and Willows. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 18(7): 656-663. DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2015.1109598

Kuzovkina Y.A.  2015. Compilation of the Checklist for Cultivars of Salix L. (Willow). HortScience 50(1): 1608-1609.

Li, X., C. Zhang, Weidong Li, Y. A. Kuzovkina, D. Weiner. 2015. Who lives in greener neighborhoods? The distribution of street greenery and its association with residents' social conditions in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14(4): 751-759.

Kuzovkina Y.A. and L. Vietto. 2014. An update on the cultivar registration of Populus and Salix (Salicaceae). Skvortsovia 1: 133-148.

Saska M. and Y.A. Kuzovkina. 2014 Ornamental willow growth response across five concentrations of controlled-release fertilizer. HortTechnology 24:53-57.

Pagliughi, E., Y.A. Kuzovkina, R. M. Ricard 2012. Master Gardener perceptions and preferences of a novel horticultural product --- Do-It-Yourself Living Structures Kits. HortTechnology 22(4):446-451.

Volk,  T. A., L. P. Abrahamson, K. D. Cameron, P. Castellano, T. Corbin, E. Fabio, G. Johnson, Y. Kuzovkina-Eischen, M. Labreque, R. Miller, D. Sidders, L. B. Smart, K. Staver, .G R. Stanozs and K. Van Rees. 2011. Yields of willow biomass crops across a range of sites in North America. Aspects of Applied Biology  Biomass and Energy Crops IV  112: 67-74

Zhivotovsky, O.P., Y. A. Kuzovkina, C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, and D. Pettinelli. 2011.  Lead uptake and translocation by willows in pot and field experiments. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 13:731-749. 

Zhivotovsky, O.P., Kuzovkina, Y. A., C. P. Schulthess, T. Morris, D. Pettinelli, and M.Ge. 2011.  Hydroponic screening of willows (Salix L.) for lead tolerance and accumulation. International Journal of Phytoremediation,  13:75-94.

Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2010. Integrating innovative green technologies into curriculum for tomorrow's professionals. Acta Horticulturae. 881:363-365.

Saska, M., Y. A. Kuzovkina, R. Ricard. 2010. North American willow cut-stem growers: a survey of the business identities, production practices and prospective for the crop. HortTechnology 20(2):351-356.

Saska, M., Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2010. Phenological stages of willow (Salix). Annals of Applied Biology  156(3): 431-437. 

Zhivotovsky, O.P. and Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2010.  Response of two Salix L. species to water deficit.  Journal of Environmental Horticulture  28(2): 63-68.

Kuzovkina, Y.A., O.P. Zhivotovsky, C.P. Schulthess and D. Pettinelli. 2010.  Plant selection for a pilot phytoremediation study at a former skeet range. Remediation Journal 20(2): 93-105. 

Kuzovkina, Y.A. and Volk T.A. 2009. The characterization of willow (Salix L.) varieties for use in ecological engineering applications: co-ordination of structure, function and autecology.  Ecological Engineering 35: 1178-1189.

Kuzovkina, Y.A., M. Weih, M. Abalos Romero, J. Charles, S. Hurst, I. McIvor, A. Karp, S. Trybush, M. Labrecque, T. Teodorescu, N.B. Singh, L. Smart and T. Volk. 2008. Salix : botany and global horticulture. HortReviews 34:447-489.

Kuzovkina, Y.A. 2008. Establishment and maintenance of living structures made of willow (Salix) stems. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry  34(5): 290-295

Kuzovkina Y.A., Quigley M.F. 2005. Willows beyond wetlands: uses of Salix L. species for environmental projects. 
Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 162: 183-204.   

Kuzovkina Y.A., Knee M., Quigley M.F. 2004. Cadmium and copper uptake and translocation of five Salix L. species. International Journal of Phytoremediation, V.6(3): 269-287.   

Kuzovkina Y.A., Knee M., Quigley M.F. 2004. Soil compaction and flooding effects on the growth of twelve Salix L. species. Journal of Environmental Horticulture, 22(3): 155-160.   

Kuzovkina Y.A. and Quigley M.F. 2004. Ornamental Salix L. species for alpine and small urban gardens. 
Journal of Arboriculture 30(2): 127-131.  

Kuzovkina Y.A., Quigley M.F. 2004. Evaluation of Salix L. species for florist cut stem production. HortTechnology, 14(3): 415-419.