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University of Wyoming Soil Resource Lab - Jay Norton, Soil Fertility Specialist



Jay Norton


Leann Naughton

Lab Manager, Laramie, Wyoming

Mike Kasten

MS student.

Brandon Fulcher

MS student

Alums of the J. Norton Lab


Cally Driessen

MS, 2012, Properties of reclaimed soils and their response to a controlled livestock treatment. Now working for KC Harvey, Inc., Bozeman, Montana

Jennifer Faulkner

MS, 2012, Carbon rich soil amendments for reclamation of southwestern Wyoming natural gas well-pads.

Rajan Ghimire

PhD, 2013, Soil organic matter and soil microbial communities in long-term and transitional crop and forage production systems in eastern Wyoming. Now working for Oregon State University.

Laura Jungst

MS, 2008, Soils and hydrology of high mountain meadows; now working for the US Forest Service, Helena Montana.

Hayley Olsen

MS, 2009, Soils and plants of high mountain meadows.

Eusebius Mukhwana

Ph.D, 2011, Soil Organic Matter, Microbial Community dynamics and the Economics of Diversified dryland winter Wheat and irrigated Sugar beet cropping systems in Wyoming. Now Director of SACRED Africa, an education and development NGO in Nairobi, Kenya, and Chair, Dept. of Land and Water Resources Mgt, Embu University College, Embu, Kenya.

Renee Gebault King

Ph.D. 2014. Phosphorus dynamics in calcareous soils of the high plains under organic management. Currently Accreditation Manager, USDA National Organic Program, Washington DC.

Tunsisa Hurisso

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Awassa, Ethiopia. Currently Research Associate, The Ohio State University, OARDC, Wooster, Ohio.

Jeremiah Okeyo

Ph.D 2014. The effect of conservation agriculture practices on soil quality and crop productivity under contrasting smallholder farming systems in western Kenya and eastern Uganda. Currently Department of Land and Water Management, Embu University College, Embu, Kenya.

Emmanuel Omondi

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Kitale, Kenya. Currently Research Director, Farming Systems Trial Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA.

Samantha Day

M.S. 2014. Effects of disturbance on soil properties resulting from natural gas production in Wamsutter, WY, and sodic soil reclamation with gypsum, elemental S, langbeinite, and compost. Currently Fulbright Scholar, Nepal

Erin Bast

M.S. 2015. Effects of beavers on soil carbon and nitrogen storage and stream carbon spiraling in the Pole Mountain unit of Medicine Bow National Forest. Currently PhD student, University of Wyoming.

Kristi Bear

Undergraduate McNair Fellow, Powell, WY. Currently MS student, University of Delaware

Seth Cude

MS, 2015. Sand capillary barriers improve grass establishment on drastically disturbed semiarid shrublands. 

Onesmus N'getich

PhD, 2017. Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Crop Response to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer in Sugarbeet-Bean-Barley Rotations under Conservation Tillage and Limited Irrigation. Currently Faculty at Embu University, Kenya. Soil Science/Sustainable Agriculture

Erin Rooney

MS, 2017. Effects of cover crops and compost on phosphorus cycling in calcareous soils.   Currently PhD student at Oregon State University.

Leann Naughton 

Jennifer Faulkner 
Rajan Ghimire
Leann Naughton 
Jennifer Faulkner  
Rajan Ghimire 
Jeremiah Okeyo
Tunsisa Hurisso 
Jeremiah Okeyo
Renee King
Erin Bast
Kristi Bear
Sam Day

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