Take-5-hugging1Gary Keever

Dodd Endowed Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

Horticulture Department


Ph.D. from Cornell University
M.S. from Cornell University
B.S. from Clemson University

Professional Experience

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at Auburn University

Honors and Awards

—Dr. Thomas H. Dodd, Jr. Professor of Horticulture
—Auburn Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award
—Recipient of the Southern Nursery Association’s Porter Henegar Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to environmental research (2007)
—Recipient of the America Nursery & Landscape Association’s Norman Jay Colman Award, a national award based on noteworthy nursery research contributions (2004)

Plant growth regulations of nursery and greenhouse crops

Recent COurses taught

HORT 7950 Seminar

select publications

  • Williamson, Z., G.J. Keever, J.R. Kessler, and J.W. Olive. 2015. Developmental stage of ‘Snow White’ Indian hawthorn and ‘Sky Pencil’ holly affects response to cyclanilide. J. Environ. Hort. 33:148–154.
  • Keever, G.J., J.R. Kessler, Jr., G.B. Fain, and D.C. Mitchell. 2015. Seedling developmental stage at transplanting affects growth and flowering of medallion flower and globe amaranth. J. Environ. Hort. 33:53–57.
  • Keever, G.J., J.R. Kessler, Jr., L.H. Hoffman, and J.C. Stephenson. 2015. Dikegulac sodium concentration and application number affect branching of blackgum and southern sugar maple during container production. J. Environ. Hort. 33:15–19.
  • Li, M., J.R. Kessler, Jr., G.J. Keever, and W.G. Foshee, III. 2015. Bulking duration and daminozide affect growth and flowering of Achillea בCoronation Gold’. 2015. Environ. Hort. 33:84–88.
  • Chappelka, A.H., E.F. Loewenstein, G.L. Somers, G.J. Keever, and N.A. Martin. 2015. Determination of crew size efficiency relative to urban tree inventories. Arbor. & Urban For. 4:223–229.
  • Dyer, J.F., B. Barlow, J. Kush, W. Morse, L. Teeter, and G. Keever. 2015. Factors in Alabama landowner interest in harvesting pine straw and willingness to accept prices. Agroforestry Systems. Online. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10457-015-9816-8.