Lloyd Nackley Joins the NWREC Team

Welcome, Lloyd!

Dr. Lloyd Nackley began his work with Oregon State University in late September as our new Nursery Production and Management Research and Extension faculty member at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Nackley replaces Jim Owen who took a position with Virginia Tech five years ago. The position has been vacant since.

 Nackley comes to OSU from the University of California at Davis where he was a post-doc faculty working for Extension the past two years looking at drought adaptation studies with landscape plants. Prior to Davis, Nackley was a post-doc in South Africa.

Born and raised in California, Nackley and his wife have roots in the Pacific Northwest. His Ph.D. is from the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forests Sciences in 2012 studying biochar.

“We really appreciate the warm welcome” Nackley said. “We are happy to be back in the northwest and settling down. I am looking forward to meeting nursery and greenhouse growers and learning my way around—so, please contact me and invite me out for a tour and to meet you!”

Nackley plans on developing research and education programs focused on sustainable horticulture concepts for the nursery and greenhouse industries based on innovative materials and processes.  Besides work with biochar, he has been working with irrigation efficiency and environmental monitoring.  Lloyd and his wife, Emily, recently purchased a home in SW Portland where they live with their two young sons, Louis and Dean.

Lloyd can be reached at Lloyd.Nackley@Oregonstate.edu or 971-801-0385