Virginia I. Lohr
(WSU faculty member since 1984)
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Areas of Interest
- Impact of climate change on urban trees
- Impacts of plants on people
- Environmental horticulture
- Ph.D., Plant & Soil Science, University of Tennessee
- M.S., Horticulture, New Mexico State University
- B.A., Psychology, Swarthmore College
- Taught statistics at The University of Tennessee
- Taught horticulture at New Mexico State University
- Managed garden centers in Colorado
- Served as the first intern at the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College
- HORT 231, Landscape Plant Materials I
- HORT 232, Landscape Plant Materials II
- HORT 331, Landscape Plant Installation and Management
- Hort Undergrad Curriculum Committee, Chair
Kendal, D., C. Dobbs and V.I. Lohr. 2014. Global patterns of diversity in the urban forest: Is there evidence to support the 10/20/30 rule? Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 13(3):411-417.
Lohr, V.I. 2014. Climate change literacy in post-secondary horticultural education in the United States. HortTechnology 24(1): 132-137.
V.I. Lohr and Relf, P.D. 2014. Chapter 31: Horticultural science’s role in meeting the need of urban populations, p. 1047-1086. In: G.R. Dixon and D.E. Aldous (eds.). Horticulture – Plants for People and Places. Springer Science & Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Lohr, V.I. 2011. Greening the human environment: The untold benefits. Acta Horticulturae 916:159-170 (XXVIII International Horticultural Congress, Invited Colloquium).
Polakowski, N.R., V.I. Lohr, and T. Cerny-Koenig. 2011. Survey of wholesale production nurseries indicates need for more education on the importance of plant species diversity. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 37:259-264.
Lohr, V.I. 2010. What are the benefits of plants indoors and why do we respond positively to them? Acta Horticulturae 881:675-682 (Invited Paper).
Lohr, V.I. and C.H. Pearson-Mims. 2008. People’s response to discomfort in the presence of interior plants or art. Acta Horticulturae 790:173-178.
Lohr, V.I. and C.H. Pearson-Mims. 2006. Responses to scenes with spreading, rounded and conical tree forms. Environment and Behavior 35:667-688.
Lohr, V.I., C.H. Pearson-Mims, J. Tarnai and D.A. Dillman. 2004. How urban residents rate and rank the benefits and problems associated with trees in cities. J. Arboriculture 30:28-35.
Lohr, V.I. and C.H. Pearson-Mims. 1996. Particulate matter accumulation on horizontal surfaces in interiors: Influence of foliage plants. Atmospheric Environment 30(14):2565-2568.
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