Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone (859) 257-8651
Fax (859) 257-3655
1100 Nicholasville Road Lexington KY 40546-0091
AREAS OF INTEREST
Primary research interests are determining chemical, physical, and biological factors that regulate aerobic and anaerobic fate and transport of inorganic and organic contaminants in upland soils, wetlands, and aquatic environments, and characterizing the microbial communities responsible for contaminant transformation processes.
- 2005-present, Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
- 1999-2005, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
- 1986-1999, Senior Biological Scientist, Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
"Career: Microbial community dynamics during bioremediation of PCBs in soils", National Science Foundation, 2002 to 2007.
"Arsenic speciation and sub-surface losses in poultry litter-amended soils”, Senate Bill 271, 2006 to 2009
"Changes in livestock antibiotic levels and antibiotic resistant bacteria numbers along topohydrosequences in western Kentucky agroecosystems", USDA, 2005 to 2008.
- Ph.D., 1998, Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
- B.S., 1986, Limnology and Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
PLS 104 PLANTS, SOILS, AND PEOPLE: A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE. (3)
An introduction to the looming world food crisis and the scientific basis governing our ability to sustainably meet it. The course explores the biological and environmental constraints on food production, the ways that agricultural science has dealt with these in the past and possible ways for the future, as well as societal and cultural issues, such as population growth, human health, education, and food definitions, that also impact food security. Intended for any student interested in these topics. Students may not receive credit for both this course and PLS 103.