The Nutrient Management and Environmental Quality Research Group in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (PLSC) of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) is led by Dr. Amy Shober. The group’s mission is to develop and evaluate soil and nutrient management practices for agronomic and vegetable cropping systems to reduce non-point nutrient pollution while improving profitability. Our research integrates knowledge of soil science with that of other disciplines, such as agronomy, geohydrology, engineering, economics, and environmental policy.

Information for Prospective Students

The Nutrient Management and Environmental Quality Research Program supports training and professional development of graduate and postdoctoral students. Graduate students may enroll in the Plant and Soil Sciences (M.S. Thesis or Non-thesis, Ph.D.) or Water Science and Policy (M.S. Thesis, Ph.D.) programs. Research represents approximately 20% of my annual workload commitment. As such, I typically support 2-4 students at any time.

Current Open Positions for Graduate Research Assistants and Postdoctoral Associates

There are currently 0 open positions available for graduate students and 0 open positions for a postdoctoral researcher. Please check back at a later time as open positions will be posted here. (Updated 4 Apr 2023)

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