Associate Professor and Program Head of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

Sasha W. Eisenman, PhD

Sasha Eisenman is a botanist and horticulturist with a diverse portfolio of research projects. Currently, his primary area of research is on the survival, health and ecophysiological responses of plants in green infrastructure systems (tree trenches, bioswales and rain gardens). 

In addition to green infrastructure, his other areas of research are Central Asian medicinal plants, rare and endangered plant species, the history of botany and horticulture, botanical nomenclature and pollination biology in the genus Salvia L. 

He is co-author and lead editor of the book Medicinal Plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and currently serves as editor for Bartonia, the journal of the Philadelphia Botanical Club.
PhD, Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2010
BS, Horticulture, Delaware Valley University, 2001
Selected Work
Caplan, J., Galanti, R., Olshevski S., & Eisenman, S.W. (2019). Water Relations of Urban Street 
     Trees in Green Infrastructure Tree Trench Systems. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 41, 170-178. 

Olszewski, M.W., & Eisenman, S.W. (2017). Influence of Biochar Amendment on Herb Growth in
     Green Roof Substrate. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology, 58, 406-413. 

Charpentier, V., Hannequart, P., Adriaenssens, S., Baverel O., Viglino, E. & Eisenman, S.W. (2017).
     Kinematic Amplification Strategies in Plants and Engineering. Smart Materials and Structures,
(6), 063002. doi:10.1088/1361-665X/aa640f  

Eisenman, S.W. (2016). Some Nomenclatural Adjustments and Typifications for Almond Species in
     the Genus Prunus sensu lato (Rosaceae). Phytotaxa, 222(3), 185-198. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.222.3.2

Eisenman, S.W., Zaurov, D., & Struwe, L. (Eds.). (2013). Medicinal Plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan
     and Kyrgyzstan.
New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.


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