- Associate Professor
Dr. Wherley’s research program addresses basic and applied issues related to management and ecology of urban landscapes. His Research focuses on developing sustainable approaches to irrigation, nutrient management, and construction practices. The program collaborates with faculty across a variety of disciplines to address problems of interest to turfgrass industry stakeholders. He is currently evaluating the use of spent coffee grounds generated from cold and hot extraction facilities for use as a topdressing and/or soil amendment in turfgrass systems.