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 

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Shalamar Armstrong 
Shalamar Armstrong
Environmental Soil Science
(765) 496-0256 

Sylvie Brouder
Plant Mineral Nutrition
(765) 494-1489

James Camberato
Soil Fertility
(765) 496-9338

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Melba Crawford (AGRY/CIVIL)
Earth Observation & Director of LARS
(765) 496-9335

John Graveel
Environmental Soil Science
(765) 494-8060

Chi-Hua Huang (USDA/ARS)
Soil Erosion & Water Quality
(765) 494-6143
Brad Joern
Nutrient Management Planning
(765) 494-9767
Cliff Johnston
Soil Inorganic Chemistry/Mineralogy
(765) 496-1716

Eileen Kladivko
Soils Physics & Soil Management
(765) 494-6372

Linda Lee
Environmental Organic Chemistry
(765) 494-8612

Michael Mashtare
Environmental Soil Science
(765) 494-1840

Cindy Nakatsu
Molecular Microbial Ecology
(765) 496-2997

Phillip Owens 
Soil Geomorphology
(765) 494-0247


Darrell Schulze
Soil Mineralogy
(765) 494-8062


Gary Steinhardt
Soil Genesis & Soil Management
(765) 494-8063


Diane Stott (USDA/ARS)
Soil Microbiology 
(765) 246-1167 




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