Rebecca L. McCulley

Rebecca L. McCulley

Portrait of Rebecca McCulley

Rebecca L. McCulley

Chair, Professor

Leadership Faculty
105 Plant Sciences Building 1405 Veterans Drive Lexington, KY 40546-0312

Last Revised: Mar 18th, 2024

Professional Biography

Areas of Interest:  My lab is broadly interested in the structure and function of grass and shrub-dominated ecosystems. We explore how human land use interacts with climate, soils, and biota in these ecosystem types to impact the storage and cycling of nutrients at both local and regional spatial scales.


2016-Present, Professor, University of Kentucky

2016-2017, Director, Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment

2006-2016, Assistant, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

2002-2006, Post-Doctor Scholar, Duke University


B.A., Rice University, 1995
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1998
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2002

Contact Information

Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair

105 Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-5020