Mailing Address:
Division of Plant & Soil Sciences
1090 Agricultural Sciences Bldg
P.O. Box 6108
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
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Nicole L. Waterland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Contact Information

Office Address: 3315 Agricultural Sciences Building

Telephone: (304) 293-2969
Fax: (304) 293-2960


Doctor of Philosophy, 2010, Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University
Master of Science, 2004, Horticulture, Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science, 2002, Horticulture, Iowa State University

Professional Employment

Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences,
West Virginia University, 2010 – present

Courses Taught

Horticulture 220 – General Horticulture
Plant Sciences 493D – Crop Physiology

Research Interests

Postharvest physiology
Drought and heat stress
Flower senescence

Professional Affiliations

International Society of Horticultural Science
American Society for Horticultural Science
OFA – An Association of Floriculture Professionals

Selected Publications

Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer and Michelle L. Jones (2010), Abscisic acid applications decrease stomatal conductance and delay wilting in drought-stressed chrysanthemums. HortTechnology. 20:896-901.

Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer and Michelle L. Jones (2010), Benzyladenine and gibberellic acid application prevents abscisic acid-induced leaf chlorosis in pansy and viola. HortScience. 45:925-933.

Nicole L. Waterland, Craig A. Campbell, John J. Finer and Michelle L. Jones (2010), Abscisic acid application enhances drought stress tolerance in bedding plants. HortScience. 45:409-413.

Nicole L. Waterland and Richard J. Gladon (2009), Hypoxia controls hypocotyl and radicle growth in germinated impatiens seeds. HortScience 44, 125-129.