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    The incumbent is a Research Soil Scientist in the Soil, Water, & Air Resources Research Unit of the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE), Ames, IA. The unit mission is to integrate soil, water, and atmospheric processes into anima, cropping, and watershed systems to enhance agriculture and protect the environment.

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    • Designs and conducts research related to quantifying the effects of agricultural management practices on soil physical quality and soil organic matter dynamics.
    • Develops new and innovative management practices to reduce potential negative effects of crop production systems on soil quality and enhance the positive impacts on ecosystem services.
    • Develops strategies that reduce soil organic matter loss by erosion or tillage and improve physical, chemical or biological soil quality.
    • Collaborates with other Agricultural Research Service (ARS), university and private sector scientists to build a multi-disciplinary team necessary for this research.
    • Analyzes, interprets and disseminates the findings in the form of reports, presentations and publications in scientific journals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and international travel is required to attend scientific meetings and conference.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0470 Soil Science

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