Amir Khoddamzadeh

Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Program Director

Earth and Environment

Office: Office 371, Lab OE 257

Phone: 305-348-3083


Specialty: Sustainable Horticulture/Cryobiology

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh is a sustainable and conservation horticulturist working at the Department of Earth and Environment. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is also affiliated in the Agroecology Program and International Centre for Tropical Botany at the Kampong Botanic Garden. He served as the chair of Seed and Stand Establishment and the chair of Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Committee and Graduate Student Activities in American Society for Horticultural Science. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is the Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of Earth and Environment, Organic Garden Faculty Supervisor and Garden Club Faculty Advisor.

Research Areas

Dr. Khoddamzadeh's Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab projects broadly covers how to integrate the science and the stakeholders' need to address the real challenges associated with climate change and species endangerment. This multidisciplinary research addresses a range of topics including in-vitro propagation (tissue culture) and gene-banking (cryopreservation) of the endangered plants, seed technology and biotechnology assessments, and optical non-destructive handheld sensor technology for sustainable water and fertilizer management of horticultural crops which is the very valuable practice for precision management decision making in botanic gardens, farms and nursery production.

View Dr. Khoddamzadeh's publications on Google Scholar


  • AGR 4240: Modern Crop Production/*AGR 5241: Advance Modern Crop - Spring
  • EVR 1001: Introduction to Environmental Science
  • HOS 3012: Introduction to Horticulture Sciences/*EVR 5935: Special Topics - Horticulture Sciences - Fall
  • HOS 3012L: Horticulture Science Lab - Fall
  • Horticulture Professional Certificate Program - FNGLA Workshop - Fall
  • IDS 1273: First Year Seminar - Sustainability - Fall, Spring
  • ISC 1273: First Year Seminar - Earth and Environment - Fall, Spring

*Graduate-level course


  • PhD, University Putra Malaysia, 2011