Amy Fulcher, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
  Plant Sciences
Office: 252 Ellington Plant Sciences
Phone: (865) 974-7152

Focus: Sustainable ornamental plants

  • Green Industry/commericial horticulture (statewide):
  • sustainable nursery crop production
  • sustainable landscape management
Biographical sketch

Dr. Amy Fulcher, formerly of the University of Kentucky, will join her new colleagues in the Plant Sciences Department in November, as an assistant professor specializing in sustainable ornamental plant production and landscape management. Fulcher’s position will involve work with UT Extension and UT AgResearch, where she will provide educational programming and conduct research.

Fulcher comes to the university with a wide range of experience in woody and perennial plant production and landscape horticulture. She is a certified arborist and has worked in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Horticulture for the past eight years, where she recently earned her doctorate in crop science.

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Crop Science, University of Kentucky, 2010


Nursery Industry
Tennessee is a top producer of ornamental plants. The nursery industry here is concentrated in a very specific part of our state, known for a mild climate and growing beautiful trees and shrubs.