UCF Arboretum

People » Patrick Bohlen

  • Director UCF Arboretum &
    Landscape and Natural Resources
  • Facilities & Safety 16A
  • 407-823-1940
  • patrick.bohlen@ucf.edu

Director UCF Arboretum & Landscape and Natural Resources, Faculty in Biology

Dr. Patrick Bohlen is Director of Landscape and Natural Resources and Arboretum, and Professor of Biology at the University of Central Florida. He is an ecologist with a diverse research background in the areas of soil ecology, nutrient cycling, hydrology and surface water quality, and wetland ecology and restoration. He received his PhD from Ohio State University in 1994. Before coming to UCF in 2010, he was Director of Archbold Biological Station’s MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center in Lake Placid, Florida. He currently directs management of the landscape and natural resources on for UCF’s main campus, Lake Nona medical campus, and other UCF facilities. His department is responsible for: landscape design, installation and maintenance; landscape irrigation; management of natural areas and conservation easements; and storm water infrastructure. He also oversees the UCF Arboretum, which together with Landscape and Natural Resources, provides opportunities for relevant, experience-based learning, urban ecology research, and human connection with ecosystems and landscapes.