Margaret C Hoffman, Ph.D.

Margaret C Hoffman, Ph.D.

  • Program Coordinator, Landscape Contracting Major
  • Assistant Professor
306 Tyson
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Biological filtration
  • Natural Swimming Pools
  • Sustainable Landscape Design
  • Green Infrastructure


Do plants matter?: Determining what drives variation in urban rain garden performance
Ecological Engineering, Dudrick, Robyn, Hoffman, Margaret, Antoine, Jalayna, Austin, Kate, Bedoya, Laura, Clark, Shirley, Dean, Hannah, Medina, Ann, Gotsch, Sybil G., 2024

Exploring a Just and Diverse Urban Forests’ Capacity for Mitigating Future Mean Radiant Temperatures
Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, Flohr, Travis, Garcia, Lara, Figueiredo, Caio, Figeueredo, C, Heris, Mehdi, Lindemann, J, Hoffman, Margaret, Lindemann, J, Richardson, L, Lindeman, Justine, Wu, Hong, Heris, Mehdi, Richardson, Lilliard, 2024

Impacts of Deicer Salt on Water Quality Performance of Stormwater Bioretention Systems with Varied Vegetation and Hydrology
ACS ES and T Water, Brown, Alexander H., Hoffman, Margaret C., McPhillips, Lauren Elyse, 2024

Comparing Vegetation and Substrate Performances on Nutrient Removal and Biomass Establishment Using a Natural Swimming Pool Experiment
HortTechnology, Hoffman, Margaret C., Berghage, Jr., Robert, Wu, H, Wu, Hong, Berghage, rob, 2023

Underutilized Landscape Plants: Calycanthus (chinensis x occidentalis) 'Aphrodite' and Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine', Hoffman, Margaret, 2021

Underutilized Landscape Plant: Carpinus Caroliniana - American Hornbeam, Hoffman, Margaret, 2021

Underutilized Landscape Plants: Halesia caroliniana, Hoffman, Margaret, 2021

Underused Landscape Plants: Hamamelis virginiana, Hoffman, Margaret, 2021

An Underutilized Landscape Jewel: Abies koreana "Horstmann Silberlocke", Hoffman, Margaret, 2020

Edible Landscapes: Woody Plants, Hoffman, Margaret, 2020

Underused Woody Ornamentals: Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), Hoffman, Margaret, 2020

Edible landscapes:Herbs and Flowers, Hoffman, Margaret, 2020

The Landscape of Reflection
NACTA Journal, Hoffman, Margaret, 2020