Soil & Land Use

We are committed to ensuring a clean environment for this and future generations. Protecting the soil, water, air, and crops of the world is our ultimate goal.  Our expertise includes developing techniques to clean up contaminated soil and water, designing best practices for management of nutrients and animal wastes, preventing soil erosion and promoting soil and water conservation, using satellite imagery to improve crop production and aid land use decisions, and predicting the impact of global climate change on crops and humans. 

  • Improve Soil Health & Productivity
  • Advance the Use Spatial Technologies
  • Characterize & Mitigate Chemical Fate
  • Reduce Soil Loss​

Faculty in Soil & Land Use 

Jason Ackerson
Pedology & Pedometrics
(765) 494-5314
Shalamar Armstrong
Environmental Soil Science
(765) 496-0256
Sylvie Brouder
Plant Mineral Nutrition
(765) 494-1489
Gary Steinhardt
Soil Genesis & Soil Management
765) 494-8063
Melba Crawford (AGRY/CIVIL)
Earth Observation & Director of LARS
(765) 496-9335
 Tim Filley
Soil Organic Matter
(765) 494-6581
Chi-Hua Huang (USDA/ARS)
Soil Erosion & Water Quality
(765) 494-6143
Cliff Johnston
Soil Biogeochemistry & 
Environmental Mineralogy
(765) 496-1716
Eileen Kladivko
Soils Physics & Soil Management
(765) 494-6372
Linda Lee
Environmental Organic Chemistry
(765) 494-8612
Cindy Nakatsu
Molecular Microbial Ecology
(765) 496-2997
Loop | Chad Penn 
Chad J. Penn (USDA/ARS)
Soil, Water & Agricultural Chemistry
(765) 494-0330
Darrell Schulze
Pedology ,Soil Mapping, Mineralogy
(765) 494-8062

Department of Agronomy, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-4773

© Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at so we can help.

Sign In