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Dr. Jennifer Moore-Kucera


Associate Professor of Soil & Environmental Microbiology

Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 201
2911 15th Street
Mail Stop 2122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122
(806) 834-5485

Personal Information:
Jennifer Moore-Kucera received her B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton), her M.S. in Soil Science from Iowa State University, and her Ph.D. in Soil Science from Oregon State University.
Dr. Moore-Kucera will teach courses in soil science and soil and environmental microbiology, and lead a research program. Her approach to research is interdisciplinary, combining traditional and novel techniques in soil science, microbial ecology, and biogeochemistry.  Research interests center on microbial transformations of soil C and N as impacted by management decisions and potential feedbacks on plant growth, productivity and air and water quality.

Research Interests:
Nitrogen cycling in integrated cropping systems
Impact of fire on soil microbial communities and functions
Greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural and grassland systems
Soil microbes in dust

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