Paul Bartley, Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Paul C. Bartley

Assistant Professor


(334) 844-4862 

 (334) 430-7436 

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109 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849



  • 2019 Doctor of Philosophy – Horticulture, North Carolina State University
  • 2015 Master of Science – Horticulture, Auburn University
  • 2013 Bachelor of Science – Horticulture, Auburn University


  • 2019-present – Assistant Professor – Landscape Environmental Stewardship


  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • International Society for Horticultural Science
  • International Plant Propagators Society
  • Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals



  • HORT 3200 – Woody Ornamental Plant Identification I
  • HORT 3210 – Woody Ornamental Plant Identification II
  • HORT 3220 – Arboriculture



  • Singh, J., A.V. Gamble, S. Brown, T.B. Campbell, J. Jenkins, J. Keobernick, P.C. Bartley III, A. Sanz-Saez. Exploring 65 years of progress in cotton nutrient uptake, efficiency, and partitioning in the USA. Field Crops Res. 305:109189.
  • Gomez-Maldonado, D., S.G. Phillips, S.R. Vaidya, P.C. Bartley III, J.C. White, D.H Fairbrother, M.S. Peresin. Modifying soluble NPK release with hydrophobized nanocellulose-based hydrogels for sustainable enhanced efficiency fertilizers. Environ. Sci.: Nano.
  • Bartley III, P.C., L. Erbrick, M. Knotts, D. Watts, A. Torbert. Influence of flue gas desulfurization gypsum on phosphorus loss in pine bark substrates. Agriculture 13, 283.
  • Bartley III, P.C., T.C. Yap, B.E. Jackson, W.C. Fonteno, M.D. Boyette, B. Chaves-Cordoba. Quantifying the sorptive behavior of traditional horticultural substrate components based on initial hydraulic conditioning. HortSci. 58(1).
  • Bartley III, P.C. (80%), B.E. Jackson, W.C. Fonteno. A review and analysis of horticultural substrate characterization by sieve analysis. HortSci. 57(6).
  • Bartley III P.C., A. Amoozegar, W.C. Fonteno, B.E. Jackson. Particle density of horticultural substrates. HortSci. 57(3):379-383.
  • Bartley III, P.C., B.E. Jackson, W.C. Fonteno. Effect of particle length to width ratio on sieving accuracy and precision. Powder Technology 355:349-354.
    Bertucci, M.B., P.C. Bartley III, K.M. Jennings, D.W. Monks, and B.E. Jackson. Quantification of palmer amaranth seed number using a computerized particle analyzer. Agriculture and Environmental Letters.
    Bartley III, P.C., G.R. Wehtje, A.-M. Murphy, W.G. Foshee, C.H. Gilliam. Mulch type and depth influences weed control of three major weed species in nursery container production. HortTechnology 27:465-471.