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Careers in the soil and environmental sciences are as diverse as there are people in the professions. We're now featuring career profiles of members - different employers, job functions, length of time in their career, education, and even hobbies. Below are perspectives of different careers, written by our members!
I am currently a Research Soil Scientist with the USDA-ARS.
I am a soil scientist at Oklahoma State University.
Deep impressions about the importance of soil.
I am a consulting soil scientist specializing in permafrost and soil/ecological connections.
As a consulting soil scientist/agronomist I work to prevent, solve and correct issues associated with soils and plant growth in the industries of production agriculture, mining, oil and gas exploration and transportation and private lands.
Hungry, Homeless, and Breathless
I teach in the areas of soil/plant and environmental microbiology and researches the rhizobia and mycorrhizae of soybean.
I focus on the binding of molecules in soils so we can better optimize plant utilization of plant nutrients and prevent soil contaminants from deteriorating human health and the environment.
I consider myself a soil physicist/watershed hydrologist and environmental scientist.
Research on urban soil and landscapes
I investigate on the living plants and microbes in the dirt change the soil chemistry of toxic metals and nutrients.
I teach and perform research on environmental issues and improving soil for crop growth.
It started with FFA!
I am an environmental scientist in federal service, and I study urban soils and their use to manage stormwater runoff and provide other ecosystem services.
I perform research on environmental and biological factors that promote weed invasions and effective management solutions for weed populations.