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Eugene F. Kelly, PhD.


Professor Soil and Crop Sciences

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-6881   Office: C15 Plant Science Bldg.

Email:   Lab: (970) 491-2156


Fields of Expertise

1.) Ecosystem Dynamics
2.) Soil Science

Areas of Interest

 BiogeochemistryForest and rangeland soilsQuantification of weathering processes


Dr. Kelly's principle teaching responsibilities include Pedology and Biogeochemistry, Forest and Rangeland Soils, Ecology and Isotope Geochemistry. He supervises graduate and undergraduate research is in the area of Pedology with specific interests in the role of plants on soil formation, biogeochemistry of soils, quantification of weathering processes, and the use of soils in paleoenvironmental research. As the liaison between the university and cooperators in federal, state, local and private sectors, the dissemination of quality soils information is perhaps most important in terms of service to the people of Colorado. Much of the information about soils that scientists and policy makers utilize comes directly out of Soil Surveys published through the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS). Dr. Kelly also serves on several regional and national advisory committees for the NCSS. It is here that I try to contribute to the overall cooperation between the state and federal agencies involved in the survey. He frequently provides technical guidance and leadership in many areas of the NCSS.