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

Courses 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

Water Quality

• phytoremediation – cleaning water with aquatic plants

• aquatic plant production

• aquatic weed management

• recycled water for landscape irrigation

• storm water and storm water pond management

Sustainable Landscapes

• sustainable landscape practices

• BayScaping with native plants

• buffer zones

• rain gardens

  1. Develop water quality resources and educational programs for land managers in Virginia.
  2. Develop resources, demonstrations, and training programs for Virginia Cooperative Extension agents with horticultural responsibilities.
  3. Manage the BayScape, buffer, rain, and sustainable landscape practices public demonstration gardens at the Hampton Roads AREC.
  1. Fox, Laurie, Paul Struik, Bonnie Appleton, Joe Rule and Jerzy Nowak. Phosphorus phytoremediation by water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms). 2008. Water Air Soil Pollut. 194: 199-207.
Laurie J. Fox, Horticulture
  • 1444 Diamond Springs Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Fax: (757) 363-3950