Professor of Environmental Horticulture
His research group conducts experiments focused on developing flowers and plants that have maximum sensory appeal to humans.
Recently, he developed the UF Institute for Plant Innovation, a multidisciplinary group that has established the concept of using ”Consumer Assisted Selection“ for developing new plants for future consumers.
Clark is widely recognized as a leader in the genetic improvement of floral crops. In the past three years his coleus breeding group released several new varieties of colorful annual bedding plants that are now growing in summer gardens across the US.