Alex Niemiera, Professor

Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 1985

M.S. Virginia Tech, 1981

B.S. University of Kentucky, 1979

B.S. Roanoke College, 1973

Interest Areas: woody landscape plants, sustainable nursery production

Dr. Niemiera's teaching duties include Woody Landscape Plants and the lab for Nursery Production and Marketing. His research program focuses on strategies to improve irrigation and fertilization efficiency of container-grown crops. Research goals are to reduce water use and decrease fertilizer pollution. Biographical Sketch

Courses: ALS 1234 First Year Seminar Course, HORT 2224 Horticulture Science and Industry, HORT 2234 Environmental Factors in Horticulture,  HORT 2814 Plants, Places, Cultures Globally, HORT 3325 & 3326 Woody Landscape Plants I & II, and HORT 3584 Landscape Horticulture and Design Practicum


  • 1997 Certificate of Teaching Excellence
  • 2014 Virginia Tech Award for Excellence in Career Advising
  • 2016 William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2016 Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award of Merit (Virginia Tech Chapter)