John Cardina

John Cardina

John Cardina

Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

(330) 263-3644

110 Williams Hall
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • TIRE Team
  • Weed ecology
  • Invasive species


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Virginia Tech
  • B.S., Ohio State University

Dr. Cardina received his BS in Agronomy at Ohio State University, then spent two years in Ghana as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. He returned to complete a MSc. in Forage Science at Virginia Tech, and Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University. He worked on peanut-corn-cotton cropping systems as a Research Scientist with USDA-ARS at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton GA for five years before joining the Agronomy Department at Ohio State in 1988.

Dr. Cardina’s research addresses emerging issues in invasive plant ecology and management. Recent emphasis is on development of new crops and sustainable practices for crop production and maintenance of natural and managed systems. He has published widely on the weed seedbank processes, population dynamics, and use of plants to solve environmental problems in the context of ecological design. A particular interest is plant-human interactions and the ways people perceive, value, use, and care for plants in managed and natural environments.