Art Cameron

Professor

Art Cameron

PhD

1066 Bogue St, Room A2220
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-353-0338

Area of Expertise: Director of the MSU Horticulture Gardens, sustainable landscape design, urban horticulture

Quick links: Education    Publications    Research

Joined Department

1982

Appointment

39% Research
61% Teaching

Education

Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of California - Davis, 1982
M.S., Horticulture, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, 1978
B.S, Bio-Agricultural Science with Highest Distinction, Colorado State University, 1976

Research Interests

As Garden Director, my interests are focused on the use of designed landscapes as they contribute to the well being of our society. This includes ornamental and food crops. I am particularly interested in landscape design styles that reduce the need for supplemental irrigation and fertilization. Herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses are particularly well-suited for this application. I have also intiated a vegetable demonstration garden and hope to get more involved in projects related to urban horticulture.

In the past, I conducted research on postharvest storage and handling of horticultural crops with special emphasis on gas exchange and modified atmosphere storage of fruit and vegetables. For at least 15 years, I was quite active in research centering on flower induction as it relates to production of herbaceous perennial plants.

Publications

Postharvest Biology

  • Cameron, A.C. 2003. Modified-atmosphere packaging of perishable horticultural commodities can be risky business. 8th International Controlled Atmosphere Research Conference. Eds J Oosterhaven and H.W. Peppelenbos. Acta Hort 600:305-310. (Peer-reviewed and Keynote Presentation).
  • Petracek, P.D., D.W. Joles, A. Shirazi and A.C. Cameron. 2002. Modified-atmosphere packaging of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L., cv. Sams) fruit: metabolic responses to oxygen, carbon dioxide and temperature. Postharvest Biology and Tech. 24:259-270.
  • Cameron, A.C. and M.S. Reid. 2001. 1-MCP blocks ethylene-induced petal abscission Pelargonium peltatum but the effect is transient. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 22:169-177.
  • Smyth, A.B., P.C. Talasila and A.C. Cameron. 1999. An ethanol biosensor can detect low-oxygen injury in modified-atmosphere packages of fresh-cut produce. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 15:127-134
  • Smyth, A.B., J. Song, and A.C. Cameron. 1998. Modified-atmosphere packaging of cut iceberg lettuce: Effect of temperature and oxygen partial pressure on respiration and quality. Jour. Agric. And Food Chemistry. 46:4556-4562.
  • Lange, D.L. and A.C. Cameron. 1998. Controlled-atmosphere storage of sweet basil. HortScience 33:741-743.
  • Talasila, P.C. and A.C. Cameron. 1997. Prediction equations for gases in flexible modified-atmosphere packages of respiring produce are different than those for rigid packages. J. Food Science. 62:926-930.
  • Talasila, P.C. and A.C. Cameron. 1997. Free-volume changes in flexible, hermetic packages containing respiring produce. J. Food Science. 62:659-664.
  • Lange, D.L. and A.C. Cameron. 1997. Pre- and postharvest temperature conditioning of greenhouse-grown sweet basil. HortScience. 32:114-116.
  • Banks, N.H., D.J. Cleland, A.C. Cameron, R.M. Beaudry and A.A. Kader. 1995. Proposal for a rationalized system of units for postharvest research in gas exchange. HortScience. 30:1129-1131.
  • Talasila, P.C. and A.C. Cameron. 1995. Modeling distribution of steady-state oxygen levels in modified-atmosphere packages: An approach for designing safe packages. J. Food Process Engineering.18:199-217.
  • Cameron, A.C., P.C. Talasila and D.W. Joles. 1995. Predicting permeability needs for modified-atmosphere packaging of lightly processed fruits and vegetables. Colloquium Proceedings. HortScience. 30:25-34.
  • Joles, D.J., A.C. Cameron, A. Shirazi, P.D. Petracek and R.M. Beaudry. 1994. Modified-atmosphere packaging of ‘Heritage’ red raspberry fruit: The respiratory response to reduced oxygen, enhanced carbon dioxide and temperature. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119:540-545.
  • Talasila, P.C., A.C. Cameron and D.W. Joles. 1994. Distribution of steady-state O2 partial pressures in modified-atmosphere packages of cut broccoli. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119:556-562.
  • Cameron, A.C., R.M. Beaudry, N.H. Banks and M.V. Yelanich. 1994. Modified-atmosphere packaging of blueberry fruit: Modeling, respiration and package oxygen partial pressures as a function of temperature. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119:534-539.
  • Lange, D.D. and A.C. Cameron. 1994. Postharvest shelf life of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). HortScience 29:102-103.
  • Shirazi, A. and A.C. Cameron. 1993. Measuring transpiration rates of tomato and other detached fruits. HortScience 28:1035-1038.
  • Beaudry, R.M., A.C. Cameron, A. Shirazi and D.L. Dostal. 1992. Modified atmosphere packaging of blueberry fruit. I. Effect of temperature on respiration. J. Am. Soc. Hort Sci. 117:436-441.
  • Shirazi, A. and A.C. Cameron. 1992. Controlling relative humidity in modified atmosphere packages of tomato fruit. HortScience 27:336-339.
  • DeVries-Paterson, R.M., A.L. Jones and A.C. Cameron. 1991. Fungistatic effects of carbon dioxide in a package environment on the decay of Michigan sweet cherries by Monilinia fructicola. Plant Disease 75:943-946.

Herbaceous Perennials

  •  Padhye, S.R. and A.C.Cameron. 2009. Vernalization responses of Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’. Jour. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 134(5):497-504.
  •  Padhye, S.R., B.M. Cregg and A.C. Cameron. 2008. Chilling sensitivity of stored purple fountain grass propagules. Postharvest Biol. Tech. 49:235-240.
  •  Padhye, S.R. and A.C. Cameron. 2008. Dianthus gratianopolitanus Vill. ‘Bath’s Pink’ has a Near-Obligate Vernalization Requirement. HortScience. 43 (2):346-349.
  •  Fausey, B.A. and A.C.Cameron. 2007. Differing vernalization responses of Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’ and Laurentia axillaries. Jour. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:751-757
  • Fausey, B., R.D. Heins and A.C. Cameron. 2005. Daily light integral impacts flowering and quality of greenhouse-grown Achillea, Gaura, and Lavandula. HortSci. 40:114-118.
  • Niu, G., R. Heins, A. Cameron, and W. Carlson. 2004. Vernalization and Devernalization of Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’ and Leucanthemum ×superbum ‘Snow Cap’. HortScience. 39: 1647-1649.
  • Beckwith, A.G., Y. Zhang, N.P. Seeram, A.C. Cameron and M.G. Nair. 2004. Relationship of light quantity and anthocyanin production in Pennisetum setaceum cvs Rubrum and Red Riding Hood. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52:456-461.
  • Niu, Genhua, Royal Heins, Arthur Cameron, and William Carlson. 2002. Prevernalization daily light integral and vernalization temperature influences flowering of herbaceous perennials. HortScience 37(7):1028 ­1031.
  • Clough, E.A., A.C. Cameron, R.D. Heins and W.H. Carlson. 2001. Growth and development of Oenothera fruticosa is influenced by vernalization duration, photoperiod, forcing temperature and plant growth regulators. J. Amer. Soc. Hort Sci. 126:269-274.
  • Runkle, E.S., R.D. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 2001. Photocontrol of flowering and stem extension of the intermediate-day plant Echinacea purpurea. Physiologica Plant. 112:433-441.
  • Niu, G., R.H. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 2001. Temperature and daily light integral influence plant quality and flower development of Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’, ‘Deep Blue Clips’, and Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’. HortScience 36:664-668.
  • Runkle, E., R. Heins, A. Cameron, and W. Carlson. 2001. Mini-review of research activity: Horticultural flowering of herbaceous perennials. Flowering Newsletter 31:34-43.
  • Clough, E.A., A.C. Cameron, R.H. Heins and W.H. Carlson. 2001. Growth and development of Oenothera fruticosa is influenced by vernalization duration, photoperiod , forcing temperature and plant growth regulators. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 126:269-274.
  • Niu, G., R.H. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 2000. Day and night temperatures, daily light integral, and CO2 enrichment affect growth and flower development of Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’. Scientia Hort. 87:93-105.
  • Runkle, E.S., R.D. Heins, A.C. Cameron, and W.H. Carlson. 2001. Photocontrol of flowering and stem extension of the intermediate-day plant Echinacea purpurea. Physiol. Plant. 112:433-441.
  • Niu, G., R.H. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 2000. Day and night temperatures, daily light integral, and CO2 enrichment affect growth and flower development of pansy (Viola xwittrockiana). J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Soc. 125:436-441.
  • Runkle, E.S., R.D. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 1999. Cold treatment modifies the photoperiodic flowering response of Lobelia xspeciosa. Scientia Horticulturae 80:247-258.
  • Runkle, E.S., R.D. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 1999. Photoperiod and cold treatment regulate flowering of Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. HortScience 34:55-58.
  • Runkle, E.S., R.D. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 1998. Flowering of Leucanthemum xsuperbum ‘Snowcap’ in response to photoperiod and cold treatment. HortScience 33:1003-1006.
  • Runkle, E.S., R.D. Heins, A.C. Cameron and W.H. Carlson. 1998. Flowering of Phlox paniculata is influenced by photoperiod and cold treatment. HortScience 33:1003-1006.
  • Yuan, Mei, William H. Carlson, Royal D. Heins, and Arthur C. Cameron. 1998. Determining the duration of the juvenile phase of Coreopsis grandiflora (Hogg ex Sweet.), Gaillardia xgrandiflora (Van Houtte), Heuchera sanguinea (Engelm.), and Rudbeckia fulgida (Ait.). Scientia Horticulturae 72:135-150.
  • Yuan, Mei, William H. Carlson, Royal D. Heins, and Arthur C. Cameron. 1998. Effect of forcing temperature on time to flower of Coreopsis grandiflora, Gaillardia xGrandiflora, Leucanthemum xsuperbum, and Rudbeckia fulgida. HortScience 33:663-667.
  • Runkle, Erik S. Royal D. Heins, Arthur C. Cameron, and William H. Carlson. 1998. Flowering of herbaceous perennials under various night interruption and cyclic lighting treatments. HortScience 33:672-677.
  • Whitman, Catherine M., Royal D. Heins, Arthur C. Cameron, and William H. Carlson. 1997. Cold treatment and forcing temperature influence flowering of campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’. HortScience 32(5):861-865.
  • Whitman, Catherine M., Royal D. Heins, Arthur C. Cameron, and William H. Carlson. 1996. Cold treatment, photoperiod, and forcing temperature influence flowering of Lavandula angustifolia. HortScience 31(7):1150-1153.
  • Hanchek, A.M. and A.C. Cameron. 1994. Harvest date and storage quality of herbaceous perennials. HortScience. 30:573-576.
  • Maqbool, M. and A.C. Cameron. 1994. Regrowth performance of field-grown herbaceous perennials following bare-root storage between -10 and +5C. HortScience. 29:1039-1041.

 

Patent

Patterson, B.D. and A.C. Cameron. 1991. Modified-atmosphere packaging. Australian Provisional Patent Application No. PK6567, filed 6 June 1991. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), B. Patterson; and Michigan State University, A.C. Cameron. International Patent Application No:PCT/AU92/00267 filed 6 October 1992.

Trade Magazine Articles

  • Niu, G., E. Runkle, R. Heins, A. Cameron, and W. Carlson. 2001. Herbaceous perennials: Light. Greenhouse Grower 19(1):134-143.
  • Fausey, B., E. Runkle, A. Cameron, R. Heins, and W. Carlson. 2001. Herbaceous perennials: Heuchera. Greenhouse Grower 19(6):50-62.
  • Runkle, E.S., B. Behe, A. Cameron, W. Carlson, and R.D. Heins. 2000. Developing perennials as flowering potted crops. FlowerTech 3(5):8-10.
  • Cameron, A., R. Heins, W. Carlson, B. Fausey, and E. Runkle. 2000. Perennially inspired: the American way with herbaceous perennials. Grower 134(1):14-15.
  • Runkle, ES, M.Yuan, M.Morrison, R.D. Heins, A Cameron and W Carlson. 2000. La forzatura del Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Snowcap’ Clamer informa. Dicembre 2000, XXV12-20.
  • Chong, Joaquin A., Royal Heins, Emily Clough, Arthur Cameron, Will Carlson. 2000. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Anemone hupehensis. Greenhouse Grower 18(2):66-74.
  • Clough, Emily, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 2000. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’. Greenhouse Grower 18(3):30-40.
  • Gao, Hongwen, Shi-Ying Wang, Royal Heins, Arthur Cameron, Will Carlson. 2000. Proven PGRs. Greenhouse Grower 18(3):64-70.
  • Nausieda, Erin, Louis Smith, Takahiro Hayashi, Beth Fausey, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 2000. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Achillea. Greenhouse Grower 18(5):53-64.
  • Hayashi, Takahiro, Royal D. Heins, Arthur C. Cameron, William H. Carlson. 2000. Forcing Perennials - The use of Florel to control plant growth. Greenhouse Grower 18(6):88-96.
  • Cameron, Art, Beth Fausey, Royal Heins and Will Carlson. 2000. Firing Up Perennials - Beyond 2000. Greenhouse Grower 18(8):74-78.
  • Runkle, Erik S., Royal D. Heins, Arthur C. Cameron, and William H. Carlson. 1999. Photoperiod and cold treatment regulate flowering of Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. HortScience 34(1):55-58.
  • Wang, Shi-Ying, Will Carlson, Hongwen Gao, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins. 1999. Cultivating purple fountain grass. Greenhouse Grower 17(5):58-62.
  • Heins, Royal D., Erik S. Runkle, Arthur Cameron, Will Carlson. 1999. Forcing perennials. Greenhouse Grower 17(8):129-137.
  • Niu, Genhua, Alison Frane, Royal D. Heins, Arthur Cameron, Will Carlson. 1999. Forcing perennials. Greenhouse Grower 17(9):130-140.
  • Clough, Emily, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 1999. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Oenothera fruticosa ‘Youngii-lapsley’. Greenhouse Grower 17(10):50-60.
  • Clough, Emily, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 1999. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’. Greenhouse Grower 17(11):40-48.
  • Fausey, Beth, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 1999. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Hosta, plantain lily. Greenhouse Grower 16(12):84-90.
  • Clough, Emily, Arthur Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 1999. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Saxifraga x arendsii ‘Triumph’. Greenhouse Grower 17(14): 56-66.
  • Runkle, Erik S., Royal D. Heins, Arthur C. Cameron, William H. Carlson. 1999. Cold treatment modifies the photoperiodic flowering response of Lobelia x speciosa. Scientia Horticulturae 80:247-258.
  • Clough., Emily, Leslie Finical, Art Cameron, Royal Heins and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - cold can enhance many aspects of herbaceous perennial growth and development. Greenhouse Grower. 16(11):
  • Finical, Leslie, Art Cameron, Royal Heins, Will Carlson and Kevin Kern. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(7):121-124.
  • Finical, Leslie, Alison Frane, Art Cameron, Royal Heins, and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(8):121-124.
  • Finical, Leslie, Alison Frane, Paul Koreman, Art Cameron, Royal Heins, and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Geranium dalmaticum. Greenhouse Grower. 16(6):69-72.
  • Finical, Leslie, Erik Runkle, Art Cameron, Royal Heins, and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Echinacea purpurea ‘Bravado’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(9):49-52.
  • Frane, Alison., Will Carlson, Art Cameron, and Royal Heins. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Blue Mirror’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(3):37-40.
  • Frane, Alison., Erik Runkle, Royal Heins, Will Carlson and Art Cameron. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Lobelia xspeciosa ‘Compliment Scarlet’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(4):79-82.
  • Runkle, Erik, Royal Heins, Art Cameron and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Astilbe. Greenhouse Grower. 16(5):81-84.
  • Runkle, Erik, Royal Heins, Art Cameron and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Leucanthemum xsuperbum ‘Snowcap’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(10):
  • Smith, Louis, Paul Koreman, Alison Frane, Royal D. Heins, Art Cameron and Will Carlson. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Sedum spectabile x telephium ‘Autumn Joy’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(10):97-100.
  • Wang , Shi-Ying, Royal D. Heins, Will Carlson, and Art Cameron. 1998. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Disco Belle Mixed’. Greenhouse Grower. 16(2):29-32.
  • Wang, S.Y., R.D. Heins, W.H. Carlson and A.C. Cameron. 1998. Modeling the effect of temperature on flowering of Hibiscus moscheutos. Crop Models in Protected Cultivation. Ed. I.F.M. Marcelis. Acta Hort. 456:161-169.
  • Cameron, Art, Royal Heins and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing Perennials 101. Greenhouse Grower. 14(3):19-20.
  • Cameron, Art, Royal Heins and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing Perennials 102. Greenhouse Grower. 14(4):19-20.
  • Cameron, Art, Royal Heins and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing herbaceous perennials. PPGA News Vol. XXVII, No. 7, July.
  • Cameron, Art, Mei Yuan, Royal Heins, Will Carlson. 1996. Juvenility: your perennial crop’s age affects flowering. GrowerTalks 60(8):30-34.
  • Hamaker, Cheryl K., Royal D. Heins, Art Cameron, and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Coreopsis verticillata. Greenhouse Grower. 14(8):43-46.
  • Hamaker, Cheryl K., Beth E. Engle, Royal D. Heins, William H. Carlson, and Art Cameron. 1996. Using growth regulators to control height of herbaceous perennials. GrowerTalks 60(6):46-53.
  • Hamaker, Cheryl K., Royal Heins, Art Cameron, Will Carlson. 1996. Perennials: best long-day treatments for your varieties. GrowerTalks 60(8):36-42.
  • Hamaker, Cheryl, Royal Heins, Art Cameron, and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Physostegia virginiana. Greenhouse Grower. 14(12):43-46.
  • Koreman, Paul, Art Cameron, Royal Heins, and Will Carlson. 1996. Manipulating photoperiod for height control: Here’s a nonchemical technique for controlling the height of your perennials. GrowerTalks 60(10):58, 60.
  • Runkle, Erik, Royal Heins, Art Cameron and Will Carlson. 1996. Manipulating day length to flower perennials. Grower Talks 60(2):66-70.
  • Whitman, Catherine, Royal Heins, Art Cameron, William Carlson. 1996. Perennial flower induction - the light you use can make a difference. Grower Talks 60(3):80-82.
  • Whitman, Catherine, Royal Heins, Art Cameron, and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing Perennials -crop by crop - Lavandula angustifolia. Greenhouse Grower. 14(5):37-40.
  • Whitman, Catherine, Royal D. Heins, Art Cameron, Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing Perennials - crop by crop - Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’. Greenhouse Grower. 14(9):67-70.
  • Whitman, Catherine, Royal D. Heins, Art Cameron, Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing Perennials - crop by crop - Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’. Greenhouse Grower. 14(10):39-42.
  • Yuan, Mei, Erik S. Runkle, Royal D. Heins, Art Cameron, Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing Perennials - crop by crop - Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. Greenhouse Grower. 14(13):57-61.
  • Yuan, M., Royal D. Heins, Art Cameron, and Will Carlson. 1996. Forcing perennials - crop by crop - Coreopsis grandiflora. Greenhouse Grower. 14(6):57-59.
  • Yuan, Mei, Royal D. Heins, Will Carlson, and Art Cameron. 1996. Forcing perennials—crop by crop: Gaillardia xgrandiflora ‘Goblin’. Greenhouse Grower. 14(14):57-60.

Review Articles, Book Chapters

Heins, R.D., A.C. Cameron, W.H. Carlson, E.Runkle, C. Whitman, M.Yuan, C. Hamaker, B. Engle, and P. Koreman. 1997. Controlled flowering of herbaceous perennial plants, p. 15-31. In: E. Goto et al. (eds.). Plant production in closed ecosystems. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.