Laurie Fox

Research Associate

Ph.D., Horticulture – phytoremediation, 2009, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)

M.S., Horticulture - weed science, 1993, North Carolina State University

B.S., Horticulture - landscape design and ornamental plant production, 1990, North Carolina State University

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certified Trainer

Courses Previously Taught

• HORT 6004 Sustainable Landscaping Systems

• HORT 5004 Senior Seminar

• PPWS 4754 Principles of Weed Science

• HRT 240 Principles of Weed Science

• HRT 202 Landscape Plant ID

• VNLA Certified Horticulturist Review Class

Urban Water Quality & Stormwater Management

• floating treatment wetlands for storm water management

• phytoremediation – cleaning water with aquatic plants


Develop resources, demonstrations, and training programs focused on urban water quality, residential stormwater management, and sustainable/resilient landscaping practices.
 

Water quality

·         nutrient management in the landscape

·         stormwater management practices (BMPs) for landscapes

·         aquatic weed ID & management

Sustainable/resilient landscapes

·         sustainable landscape practices

·         BayScaping with native plants

·         buffer zones

·         rain gardens

·         Habitat at Home gardens

·         Small trees for utility easements & landscapes


Extension Publications

Stormwater Management for Homeowners Fact Sheet Series

·         Factsheet 1: Rooftop Redirection https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/SPES/SPES-9/SPES-9.html

·         Factsheet 2: Rain Barrels https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/SPES/SPES-10/SPES-10.html

·         Factsheet 3: Permeable Pavement https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/SPES/SPES-11/SPES-11.html

·         Factsheet 4: Grass Swales https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/SPES/SPES-12/SPES-12.html

·         Fact Sheet 5: Rain Gardens https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/SPES/SPES-13/SPES-13.html

·         Fact Sheet 6: Buffers https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/SPES/SPES-14/SPES-14.html

What Is A Watershed? (426-041 (SPES-2)). https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-041/426-041.html

Rain Garden Plants SPES-57P. http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-043/426-043.html

Basic Principles of Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Management in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Chesapeake Bay Landscaping Professional Certification Program. Retrieved from http://cblpro.org/

 

Other Publications

Best Plants for Hampton Roads A Landscape & Garden Companion

Native Plants for Southeast Virginia including Hampton Roads Region

Recent Scientific Journal Articles

Spangler, J. T., Sample, D. J., Fox, L. J., Owen, J. S., & White, S. A. (2019). Floating treatment wetland aided nutrient removal from agricultural runoff using two wetland species. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 127, 468-479. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.12.017

Spangler, J. T., Sample, D. J., Fox, L. J., Albano, J. P., & White, S. A. (2019). Assessing nitrogen and phosphorus removal potential of five plant species in floating treatment wetlands receiving simulated nursery runoff. Environmental science and pollution research international. doi:10.1007/s11356-018-3964-0

Laurie J. Fox, Horticulture
  • ljfox@vt.edu
  • 1444 Diamond Springs Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Fax: (757) 363-3950