Landscape horticulture; characterization of adaptive traits; plant physiological status during landscape establishment.
Dr. Schutzki is responsible for teaching and research in the area of Landscape Horticulture. Specific responsibilities include:
Research interests focus on the characterization of adaptive traits (drought tolerance, cold hardiness) of plants to investigate their physiological responses to cultural (production and planting technique) and environmental (light, soil and temperature) manipulation and to monitor their physiological status during reestablishment in the landscape.
Dr. Schutzki is actively involved in the educational outreach program. Presentations have included: Plant Biology for Horticulture Industries; Plant Selection Process; Landscape Design and Construction; Ornamental Plant Management. He conducts workshops for the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association and the Metropolitan Detroit Landscape Association.
Schutzki, R.E. and S. Owens. 1997.
Anatomical investigations of low temperature floral bract injury in Cornus florida. Landscape Plants Development Center. Proceedings of the Symposium on Landscape Plants. Exploration. Breeding, Evaluation. June 27-29. 1996.
Kelm, M.A., M.G. Nair and R.E. Schutzki. 1997.
Mosquitocidal compounds from Magnolia salicifolia. International Jour. Of Pharmacognosy 35:84-90.
Close, R.E., J.J. Kielbaso, P.V. Nguyen, and R.E. Schutzki. 1996.
Urban vs. national sugar maple growth: II. Water relations. J. Arboriculture 22(4):187-192.
Fernandez, A., R.E. Schutzki and J.F. Hancock. 1996.
Isozyme and morphological variation in a Cornus florida L. provenance plantation representing geographically diverse populations. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121(2) 225-230.
Schutzki, R.E., A. Chandra and M.G. Nair. 1994.
The effect of postharvest storage on taxol and cephalomannine concentrations in Taxus x media 'Hicksii' Rehd. Phytochemistry 37(2):405-408.Greer, C.E., R.E. Schutzki, A. Fernandez and J.F. Hancock. 1993. Electrophoretic characterization of Taxus cultivars. HortTechnology 3(4):430-435.