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Michelle Wander TEXT SIZE: A A A

  Name: Michelle Wander 


  Title: Associate Professor  


  Tel: 217-333-9471  

  Education background :

  1992 Ph.D. Agronomy- Soil Science Ohio State University

  1988 M.S. Agronomy-Int. Ag. Devel. from U.C. Davis

  1983 B.S. Soil Science University of Wisconsin, Madison


  Working Experiences :

  1984-1986 Research Associate, USAID-NifTAL Project

  1997-1989 Research Associate, UC Davis, Plant-Soils

  1993-1994 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Georgia

  1994-2000 Associate Professor Soil Fertility/Ecology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  2000-Present Associate Professor Soil Fertility/Ecology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  2004-Present Current chair Committee on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA); Co-chair of Systems Research Subcommittee.

  2005-Present Director of the Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP)

  2006-Present National Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Science and Policy Committee

  Expertise :

  Dr. Wander’s research expertise includes soil organic matter management, carbon sequestration, plant-soil interactions, agroecology and sustainability metrics.   

  Her current on-going research addresses the function of, and factors influencing, soil organic matter in natural and managed ecosystems. Ongoing research includes studied of the influence of elevated CO2 and O3 on roots and soil organic matter response, characterization of management (organic management, crop rotation, biomass crops, tillage and fertilization) on organic matter fractions, dynamics, leaching and trace gas emissions, Bt toxin persistence in soils, climate and agriculture, and the relationship SOC, co-benefits, and economic policy.   

  She is an Associate Editor for the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Journal and now serves on the committee for the Special Publication Soil Carbon Management Guide as well as the Ad Hoc Committee on Global Enhancement of Soil Organic Matter.   

  Scientific Achievement:

  1. Journal paper: Over 40 peer reviewed journal articles

  2. Books and Chapters: Nine book chapters

  3. Meeting Presentations and Proceedings: Over one hundred meeting presentations and proceedings



Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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