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Michael N Dana

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
765.494.5923
765.494.0391
Horticulture Room 205-A
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

Area of Expertise: Landscape Horticulture

Teaching Responsibilities

* HORT 10100, Fundamentals of Horticulture
* HORT 21800, Herbaceous Landscape Plants
* HORT 22200, DynaSCAPE Applications in Horticulture
* HORT 22400, Photoshop Applications in Horticulture
* HORT 30100, Planting Design Basics
* HORT 31600, Landscape Construction
* HORT 39000, Cooperative Program in Horticulture
* HORT 42500, Landscape Horticulture Capstone Project
* HORT/LA/HIST 45000, In the English Landscape

Landscape Horticulture

Our native flora, particularly the prairie herbaceous plant community, is an underutilized resource for landscape horticulture. Prairie management and restoration, for maintenance of bio-diversity and natural areas, has been studied for decades. Research is needed to allow more "mainstream" use of native prairie species, both as traditional horticultural subjects or in diverse, low-input, stable plant communities. Current research focuses on: 1)establishment methods, 2)assessment of genetic diversity within and between populations, and 3)identification and development of superior horticultural types within native species.

Selected Publications

Stanton, K. M., Weeks, S. S., Dana, M. N., & Mickelbart, M. V. (2010). Light Exposure and Shade Effects on Growth, Flowering, and LeafMorphology of Spiraea alba Du Roi and Spiraea tomentosa L.. HORTSCIENCE, 45(12), 1912-1916.

Stanton, K. M., Weeks, S. S., Dana, M. N., & Mickelbart, M. V. (2010). Pruning of Meadowsweet and Steeplebush. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 20(4), 700-704.

Kemery, R., & Dana, M. (2001). Influence of container size and medium amendment on post-transplantgrowth of prairie perennial seedlings. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 11(1), 52-56.

KEMERY, R., & DANA, M. (1995). PRAIRIE REMNANT SOIL AS A SOURCE OF MYCORRHIZAL INOCULUM. HORTSCIENCE, 30(5), 1015-1016.

GRAVES, W., JOLY, R., & DANA, M. (1991). WATER-USE AND GROWTH OF HONEY LOCUST AND TREE-OF-HEAVEN AT HIGHROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE. HORTSCIENCE, 26(10), 1309-1312.

GRAVES, W., DANA, M., & JOLY, R. (1989). ROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS WATER STATUS AND GROWTH OF RED MAPLE. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE, 114(3), 406-410.

DANA, M., & CARPENTER, P. (1988). ALFALFA AS A HORTICULTURAL SUBSTITUTE FOR SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS. HORTSCIENCE, 23(3, P2), 799.

GRAVES, W., JOLY, R., & DANA, M. (1988). ROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE AFFECTS HYDRAULIC CONDUCTANCE OF HONEYLOCUST ROOTS. HORTSCIENCE, 23(3, P2), 800.

GRAVES, W., & DANA, M. (1987). A SYSTEM TO CONTROL ROOT-ZONE TEMPERATURE. HORTSCIENCE, 22(5, P1), 957-958.

BLESSING, S., & DANA, M. (1987). MECHANICAL ROOT BALL DISRUPTION OF THUJA-OCCIDENTALIS. HORTSCIENCE, 22(5, P2), 1142.