Dr. Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh is an environmental horticulturist in Agroecology Program, Department of Earth and Environment (E&E). He is affiliated with International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) at the Kampong Botanic Garden and Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST-NSF) within the Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program and is a Research Associate at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is an assistant professor, Co-director of Global Sustainable Tourism Program, and Garden Club advisor. He served as the Undergraduate Program Director (19-23) and serving as the graduate committee of the E&E Department. Dr. Khoddamzadeh Conservation and Sustainable Horticulture Lab is designated as the Trimble Technology Labs (TTL) since 2022 and is supported by Trimble Agriculture (Trimble Ag Solutions).

Dr. Khoddamzadeh is spending his sabbatical at USDA ARS Subtropical Horticultural Research Station in Old Cultler Rd. for the semester Spring 2024 with the Ornamental Group and working on several projects on Conservation, Management, Characterization, and Distribution of Subtropical and Tropical Ornamental Genetic Resources. He serves as the faculty fellow at Honors College and is a member of College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) Carbon Footprint Reduction committees.

Dr. Khoddamzadeh is a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and serves in the Urban Horticulture Program Advisory Board led by UF/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade County. He chairs the Orchid interest group and serves as the secretary of Horticultural Plant Reproductive Biology (HPRB) Interest Groups and served as the chair of Human Issues in Horticulture, Seed & Stand Establishment, and Ornamental Plant Breeding Interest Groups. In addition, he is a member of Education Planning Committee, chaired the Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Committee and Graduate Student Activities and is the member of Nominations and Elections Committee in the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). He serves in the Conservation Committee of Florida Native Plant Society and Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany. Finally, he nominated to serve in the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE). He is the editor/guest editor of several scientific journals.

Curriculum Vitae

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Engagement Award                             Nov. 2023

College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE)

Florida International University (FIU)

Top Scholar Award                                 April. 2023

Research & Creative Activities

Junior Faculty with Significant Grants (STEM)


Research Award                                 Feb. 2023


Engagement Award                             Feb. 2019


Prestigious Recognition Award    Feb. 2017

Garden Club, CASE, FIU

Certification of Appreciation   Feb. 2017

Council for Student Organizations, FIU

Early Career Young Faculty Award – 1st Place   2015

American Society for Horticultural Science