Kate Scow

Portrait of Kate Scow

Position Title
Professor and Soil Microbial Ecologist, Director of the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agricultural Facility

  • Land, Air, Water Resources

Dr. Scow’s research program investigates the role of soil microbial communities in providing ecosystem services in agricultural and polluted ecosystems. Specifically she investigates linkages between microbial diversity and nitrogen cycling, responses of soil functional diversity to longterm management practices, effects of co-contaminants in organic amendments on soil communities, and works in Uganda on soil management and irrigation practices for vegetable production by smallholder farmers.