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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Jason Ackerson
Pedology & Pedometrics
(765) 494-5314 ​

Shalamar Armstrong 
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

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

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Chad J. Penn (USDA/ARS)
Soil, Water & Agricultural Chemistry
(765) 494-0330


Darrell Schulze
Pedology ,Soil Mapping, Mineralogy
(765) 494-8062








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