Mark Coyne

Mark Coyne
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor

Professional Profile

2006-present Professor, University of Kentucky

1997-2005: Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

1991-96: Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

1989-90: Postdoctoral research scholar, Department of Soil Science, University of California, Berkeley

1985-89: Graduate research assistant, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University

1982-84: Graduate research assistant, Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, U. California, Riverside

Education

Ph.D. 1989 Michigan State University – Crop and Soil Science (Soil Microbiology)

M.S. 1984 University of California, Riverside - Soil and Environmental Science

B.S. 1982 Iowa State University - Agronomy and International Agriculture

Additional Information

COURSES TAUGHT

PLS 566 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY. (3)
The nature and biochemical activities of soil microflora; their significance in soil genesis and structure and their role in soil fertility. Prereq: PLS 366 or an introductory microbiology course or consent of instructor.

PLS 567 METHODS IN SOIL MICROBIOLOGY. (1)
Methods in Soil Microbiology will be a laboratory course dedicated to introducing upper division students to the methods and techniques used by microbiologists and other soil scientists to examine organisms, interactions, and processes in soil systems. Laboratory, three hours per week. Prereq: PLS 366 or introductory microbiology course.

PLS 660 ADVANCED SOIL BIOLOGY. (2)
A critical evaluation of the current research status in selected aspects of soil biology. Prereq: PLS 566 or consent of instructor.