Integrating ecology, biology and horticulture
Tallahassee, FL

Selected Authored/Co-Authored Reports, Articles, and Presentations

Florida Department of Transportation

Florida Wildflower Foundation

Florida Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association

University of Florida/IFAS

  • DeGroote, L.W., H.K. Ober, J. Aldrich, J.G. Norcini, and G.W. Knox. 2011. Susceptibility of cultivated native wildflowers susceptible to deer damage. Southeastern Naturalist 10 (4):761-771.
  • Sharma, J., S. George, M. Pandey, J. Norcini, and H. Perez. 2011. Genetic differentiation in natural populations of a keystone bunchgrass (Aristida stricta) across its native range. Genetica 139(2):261-271.
  • Perez, H.E. and J.G. Norcini. 2010. A new method of wiregrass (Aristida stricta Michaux.) viability testing using an enhanced forceps press test. Natural Areas Journal 30:387-391.
  • Frances, A., C. Reinhardt Adams, and J. Norcini. 2010. Importance of seed and microsite limitation: native wildflower establishment in a non-native pasture grass. Restoration Ecology 18:944-953.
  • Thetford, M., J.G. Norcini, B. Ballard, and J.H. Aldrich. 2009. Ornamental landscape performance of native and nonnative grasses under low input conditions. HortTechnology 19:267-285.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2008. Assessing viability of pre-variety germplasm of native Coreopsis species. HortScience 43:1870-1881.
  • Czarnecki II, D.M., M.N. Rao, J.G. Norcini, F.G. Gmitter Jr., and Z. Deng. 2008. Genetic diversity and differentiation among natural, production, and introduced populations of Coreopsis leavenworthii. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 133:1-8.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2007. Storage effects on dormancy and germination of native tickseed species. HortTechnology 17:505-512.
  • Kabat, S.M., J.G. Norcini, and B. Dehgan. 2007. Effect of light and temperature on germination of Leavenworth's coreopsis (Coreopsis leavenworthii). Native Plants Journal 8:236-247.
  • Hammond, H.E., R.K. Schoellhorn, S.B. Wilson, and J.G. Norcini. 2007. Differing blanketflower cultivar and ecotype responses to plant growth regulators. HortTechnology 17:552-556.
  • Hammond, H.E., J.G. Norcini, S.B. Wilson, R.K. Schoellhorn, and D.L. Miller. 2007. Growth, flowering, and survival of Gaillardia pulchella Foug. based on seed source and growing location. Native Plants Journal 8:25-39.
  • Onokpise, O.U., H. Dueberry, L. Reid, J.G. Norcini, J.J. Muchovej, and S.K. Bambo. 2007. Comparative studies on the control of cogongrass. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration 3:325-331.
  • Czarnecki II, D.M., J.G. Norcini, and Z. Deng. 2007. Phenotypic diversity of Coreopsis leavenworthii (Asteraceae). Native Plants Journal 8:45-56.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2006. Harvest season and fertilizer effects on seed production of Leavenworth's coreopsis. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 24:63-67.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2004. Harvest season influences fertilizer effects on seed production of lanceleaf coreopsis. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 22:229-233.
  • Kalmbacher, R.S., J.G. Norcini, T. Pittman, S. Pfaff, and F.G. Martin. 2004. Wiregrass grown on Florida flatwood and sandhill sites. Native Plants Journal 5:123-130.
  • Kalmbacher, R., J. Norcini, J., T. Chakravarty, I. Ezenwa, and F. Martin. 2004. Tissue-cultured creeping bluestem for restoration of phosphate-mined lands. Native Plants Journal 5:81-90.
  • Quesenberry, K.H., J.M. Mullaney, A.R. Blount, R.S. Kalmbacher, and J.G. Norcini. 2003. Characterization of physiological and morphological variability in buffalo clover germplasm. Proceedings of the Soil and Crop Society of Florida 62:66-69.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2003. Tolerance of native wildflowers to imazapic. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 21:68-72.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2003. Seed source affects flowering and growth of container-grown black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta L.). Journal of Environmental Horticulture 21:173-176.
  • Marois, J.J. and J.G. Norcini. 2003. Survival of black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta L.) from different regional seed sources under low and high input systems. HortTechnology 13:161-165.
  • Dehgan, B., J.G. Norcini, S.M. Kabat, and H.E. Perez. 2003. Effect of seed scarification and gibberellic acid on seedling emergence of sky-blue lupine (Lupinus diffusus). Journal of Environmental Horticulture 21:64-67.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2002. Effect of harvest method on seed yield of Coreopsis lanceolata L. and Gaillardia pulchella Foug. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 20:20-23.
  • Allbritton, G., J.G. Norcini, and J.H. Aldrich. 2002. Natural height control of container grown Eupatorium fistulosum. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 20:232-235.
  • Norcini, J.G., M. Thetford, K.A. Klock-Moore, M.L. Bell, B.K. Harbaugh, and J.H. Aldrich. 2001. Growth, flowering, and survival of black-eyed susan from different regional seed sources. HortTechnology 11:26-30.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2001. Seed source affects growth and flowering of Coreopsis lanceolata and Salvia lyrata. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 19:212-215.
  • Chakravarty, T., J.G. Norcini, J.H. Aldrich, and R.S. Kalmbacher. 2001. Plant regeneration of creeping bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. stoloniferum (Nash) J. Wipff) via somatic embryogenesis. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant 37:550-554.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and T. Pittman. 2000. Wiregrass tubeling response to postplant herbicides. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 18:175-178.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2000. Cutting propagation and container production of 'Flora Sun' beach sunflower. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 18:185-187.

Nonrefereed Journals

  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2007. Efficacy and phytotoxicity of sulfentrazone in field-grown native wildflowers. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 52:183-186.
  • Hammond, H.D., R.K. Schoellhorn, S.B. Wilson, and J.G. Norcini. 2007. Evaluation of Gaillardia (blanketflower) cultivars and ecotypes for landscape performance in north-central Florida. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 52:204-209.
  • Aldrich J.H., J.G. Norcini, G.W. Knox, and T.M. Batey. 2007. Container production of Coreopsis floridana. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 52:468-472.
  • Hammond, H.D., R.K. Schoellhorn, S.B. Wilson, and J.G. Norcini. 2006. Use of Florel and Sumagic to control the growth of Torch blanketflower (Gaillardia pulchella Foug. ‘Torch’). Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 51:342-345.
  • Aldrich, J.H., G.W. Knox, J.G. Norcini, J.G. 2006. Florida coreopsis (Coreopsis floridana): a new fall-flowering perennial. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 51:663-665.
  • Norcini, J.G., M. Thetford, and J.H. Aldrich. 2001. Evaluation of grasses native to Florida under low input conditions. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 46:466-469.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2000. Effects of Plateau on native wildflower plantings. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 45:362-365.
  • Aldrich, J.H., J. L. Roddenberry, and J.G. Norcini. 1998. Tolerance of four container-grown native wildflower species to selected herbicides. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 111:25-29.
  • Norcini, J.G, J.H. Aldrich, L.A. Halsey, and J.G. Lilly. 1998. Seed source affects performance of six wildflower species. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 111:4-9.
  • Norcini, J.G. J.H. Aldrich, and T. Pittman. 1997. Bittercress control in wiregrass tubeling production. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 110:133-135.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 1997. Preemergent control of Spanish needles with preemergent herbicides. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 42:305-307.

Extension Publications

  • Norcini, J.G., A.L. Frances, and C.R. Adams. 2009. Establishment of lanceleaf tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) on roadside right-of-ways. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1103.
  • Norcini, J.G., A.L. Frances, and C.R. Adams. 2009. Establishment of Leavenworth’s tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) on roadside right-of-ways. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1104.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2007. Liner production of native wildflowers by seed. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1087.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2007. Native wildflowers: Mimosa strigillosa Torr. & A. Gray. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1075.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2007. Performance of native Florida plants under north Florida conditions. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1074.
  • Norcini, J.G., G.W. Knox, J.H. Aldrich, M.J. Williams, J. Grabowski, and M. Gonter. 2007. Grass with class: new hairawn muhly selections are being evaluated for life in the landscape. Ornamental Outlook 16(12):18-20.
  • Norcini, J., A. Frances, S. Wilson, K. Muller, D. Miller, D. Gordon, C. R. Adams. 2007. Glyphosate helps establish native wildflowers. Better Roads Magazine 77(8):12-13.
  • Norcini, J.G., L.B. Landrum, G.L. Harrison, and T. Zinn. 2006. Seed packets: an economic opportunity for native wildflower seed producers. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1049.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2006. Establishing a small planting of native wildflowers from seed. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1046.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2006. Native plants: an overview. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1045.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2006. Native wildflower seed production in Florida. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1035.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2006. The flowering phlox. Ornamental Outlook. 15(12):14.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2005. Seed production of annual phlox. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 1020.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2005. Seed production of blanketflower. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 987.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2004. Establishment of native wildflower plantings by seed. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 968.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and G. Allbritton. 2003. Native wildflowers: container production of joe-pye weed from seed. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 876.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2003. Seed production of goldenmane tickseed. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 882.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2003. Native wildflowers on roadsides of central and south Florida. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 881.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and G. Allbritton. 2003. Production pointers for joe-pye weed. Ornamental Outlook 12(8): 22, 24.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2002. Seed production of Leavenworth's coreopsis. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 868.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2002. Coreopsis: A guide to identifying and enjoying Florida's state wildflower. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 867.
  • Norcini, J.G., J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2002. How seed source affects performance of selected wildflowers. American Nurseryman 195(6):51.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2002. Book Review - The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada, by William Cullina. Native Plants Journal 3:163.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2001. Native wildflowers: propagation and container production of 'Flora Sun' beach sunflower. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 842.
  • Norcini, J.G., M. Thetford, K.A. Klock-Moore, M.L. Bell, B.K. Harbaugh, and J.H. Aldrich. 2001. Black-eyed susan success: your seed source is important. Greenhouse Product News 11(2):58-60.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2000. Common native wildflowers of north Florida. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Circular 1246.
  • Norcini, J.G. 1999. Native wildflowers – Coreopsis lanceolata L. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication ENH 147.

Presentations at National/International Meetings, 2004-08

  • Rukuni, D., J.G. Norcini, D.J. Cantliffe, and B.H. Hauser. 2008. The influence of achene anatomy on dormancy of native Coreopsis (Asteraceae) species. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, July 21-24, Orlando, Florida.
  • Rukuni, D., J.G. Norcini, and D.J. Cantliffe. 2008. After-ripening in Coreopsis lanceolata L seeds.  American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, July 21-24, Orlando, Florida.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2007. Effect of fertilization on seed production of Florida ecotypes of Coreopsis. Native Wildflower Seed Production Research Symposium, July 19-20, Orlando, Florida.
  • Rukuni, D., J.G. Norcini, D.J Cantliffe, and B.H. Hauser. 2007. Morphology and anatomy of the Coreopsis (Asteraceae) achene. International Translational Seed Biology Symposium, Sep. 17-20, University of California, Davis, California.
  • Rukuni, D., J.G. Norcini, and D.J. Cantliffe. 2007. Gibberellin requirement for Coreopsis species seed germination. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, July 16-19, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Frances, A. L., C.R. Adams, and J.G. Norcini. 2007. Evaluating seed and microsite limitation in the establishment of a native forb in a non-native pasture grass. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Aug. 5-10, San Jose, California.
  • Norcini, J.G. 2007. Coreopsis seed viability testing. 7th Annual Native Seed Quality Conference, June 5, Cody, Wyoming.
  • Rukuni, D., J.G. Norcini, and D.J. Cantliffe. 2006. Seed dormancy and germination of Coreopsis species.  4th International Society for Horticultural Science International and 8th National Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment of Horticultural Crops, Dec. 3-6, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2006. Cold and warm storage effects on dormancy and germination of pre-variety germplasm of Coreopsis lanceolata.  4th International Society for Horticultural Science International and 8th National Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment of Horticultural Crops, Dec. 3-6, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Casanova, J., D. Rutland, M.T. Talbot, R.A. Bucklin, and J.G. Norcini. 2006. A student-designed thermogradient table utilizing thermoelectric modules to generate the temperature gradient. 4th International Society for Horticultural Science International and 8th National Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment of Horticultural Crops, Dec. 3-6, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Czarnecki II, D.M., Z. Deng, M.N. Rao, F.G. Gmitter, C.A. Young, J.G. Norcini, and D.G. Clark. 2006. Morphological and molecular diversity in Coreopsis leavenworthii populations. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, July 27-30, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Norcini, J.G., H.E. Danielson, S.B. Wilson, R.K. Schoellhorn, and D.L. Miller. 2006. Growth, flowering, and survival of Gaillardia pulchella Foug. based on seed source and growing location. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, July 27-30, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2005. After-ripening of Coreopsis achenes. 8th International Workshop on Seeds, May 8-13, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2005.  Native Coreopsis species: germination and after-ripening studies. 5th Annual Native Seed Quality Conference, Feb. 23-24, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Norcini, J.G. and J.H. Aldrich. 2005. After-ripening of native Coreopsis species. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting - After-Ripening Workshop (Moderator), July 18-21, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Norcini, J.G., B. Dehgan, S.M. Kabat, J.H. Aldrich, and F.G. Martin. 2004. Wildflower ecotype research in Florida. 4th Annual Native Seed Quality Conference. Feb. 24-25, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.