Robert Schutzki

Robert Schutzki

Department of Horticulture

Associate Professor Emeritus

Area of Expertise:

Landscape horticulture; characterization of adaptive traits; plant physiological status during landscape establishment.



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Joined Department

January 1982


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1988
  • M.S., Rutgers University, 1979
  • B.S., Cook College, Rutgers University, 1976

Research & Interests

During his time at MSU, Dr. Schutzki was responsible for teaching and research in the area of Landscape Horticulture. His research focused 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. 

Selected Recent Publications

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.