Graduate Field Faculty

Individual professors in the graduate field of Soil and Crop Sciences welcome inquiries, and prospective students are urged to correspond with faculty members whose interests are nearest their own.

Faculty Member Major Concentrations Home Department Primary Research Areas and Interests

 

Soil Science, Agronomy, and Environmental Management

Faculty members in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences

Buckley, Daniel Soil Science, Microbiology Soil and Crop Sciences Environmental genomics and microbial ecology of soils with emphasis on the ecological and biogeochemical significance of soil microbial diversity
Lauren, Julie Soil Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Sustainable soil fertility management, international agriculture, food systems in developing countries
Lehmann, Johannes Soil Science, Environmental Management (MPS only) Soil and Crop Sciences Soil organic matter dynamics, climate change mitigation, nutrient management, tropical agroecosystems
Martinez, C. Enid Soil Science Soil and Crop Sciences Soil chemistry, environmental chemistry, heavy metals, nitrogen
McBride, Murray Soil Science Soil and Crop Sciences Soil chemistry with emphasis on behavior and toxicity of trace elements, heavy metals and organic pollutants in soil
Thies, Janice Soil Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Soil microbial ecology, soil and water quality, tropical soil ecosystems
van Es, Harold Soil Science, Agronomy, Environmental Information Science, Environmental Management Soil and Crop Sciences Soil and water management, soil health, soil physics, precision and computational agriculture
Woodbury, Peter Benson Environmental Information Science, Soil Science Soil and Crop Sciences Modeling, sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems. Climate change, greenhouse gas, land management, ecosystem services, bioenergy

Faculty members in other departments

Aristilde, Ludmilla Agronomy, Field Crop Science, Soil Science Biological and Environmental Engineering Organic contaminant trapping in soils and waters, microbial metabolism of organic contaminants, metabolomics of organic matter breakdown, activity of extracellular environments in different chemical environments, engineering of microbial metabolism, engineering of natural nanoparticles
Drinkwater, Laurie Soil Science, Agronomy Horticulture Agroecology, ecosystem and soil ecology
Fahey, Timothy Soil Science, Environmental Management Natural Resources Forest soils
Goodale, Christine Soil Science Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Acid rain, biogeochemistry, carbon sequestration, climate change, ecosystem ecology, nitrogen cycling, watershed processes
Hay, Anthony Soil Science Microbiology Biodegradation, biofiltration, biofilms
Howarth, Robert Soil Science, Environmental Information Science Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Sustainability, nutrient cycles
Ketterings, Quirine Soil Science Animal Science Nutrient management, soil fertility, agricultural environmental management
Riha, Susan Soil Science, Field Crop Science, Environmental Information Science Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Soil-plant-atmosphere dynamics and modeling, land use and climate change, plant water use
Steenhuis, Tammo Soil Science, Environmental Management Biological and Environmental Engineering Watershed management, soil physics, global water issues, modeling

 

Field Crop Science and Agronomy

Faculty members in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences

Cherney, Jerome Field Crop Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Forage crop management, cellulosic biomass production
DiTommaso, Antonio Field Crop Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Weed biology and management
Hobbs, Peter Field Crop Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Conservation agriculture and soil health, cropping systems, weed science
Melkonian, Jeffrey Field Crop Science, Environmental Information Science Soil and Crop Sciences Soil-crop modeling, crop physiology, crop-environment interactions
Ryan, Matthew Field Crop Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Agroecology, sustainable cropping systems, organic agriculture, weed ecology, adapting to climate change
Setter, Timothy Field Crop Science, Agronomy Soil and Crop Sciences Crop physiology and genomics, biology of plant response to environmental stress, identifying traits and genotypes for crop improvement
Vatamaniuk, Olena Field Crop Science Soil and Crop Sciences Analyses of molecular mechanisms of metal homeostasis, ion transport, phytoremediation applications

Faculty members in other sections

Mt Pleasant, Jane Field Crop Science, Soil Science, Agronomy Horticulture Indigenous agriculture, sustainable agriculture, plants and human well being
Smith, Margaret Field Crop Science Plant Breeding Corn breeding and genetics, insect and disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance
Taylor, Alan Field Crop Science, Agronomy Horticulture Seed science and technology with emphasis on seed treatment and coating technologies
Wolfe, David Field Crop Science, Agronomy Horticulture Horticulture, crop physiology, soil ecology, nitrogen management, climate change impacts on agriculture, science communication

 

Environmental Information Science

Faculty members in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences

Rossiter, David Environmental Information Science Soil and Crop Sciences Soil Survey, geostatistics, spatial modeling of the environment
Sun, Yin Environmental Information Science Soil and Crop Sciences Geospatial Sciences, remote sensing, geographic information systems