Graduate Fields are composed of faculty members with research interests related to the field of study. Most members of a given Graduate Field are faculty in the corresponding SIPS Section, but some have appointments within other SIPS Sections, other departments at Cornell, or are affiliated with USDA.

Daniel Buckley
Dan Buckley

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Dan Buckley
Microbial diversity
Bacterial population structure in soils
Jerome Cherney
Jerome Cherney

E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Jerome Cherney
Profitable management of forage crops
Environmental sustainability
Grass bioenergy
Antonio DiTommaso
Toni DiTommaso

Professor and Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Toni DiTommaso
Weed ecology
Invasive species
Biological weed management
Laurie Drinkwater
Laurie Drinkwater

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Laurie Drinkwater
Agroecology
Soil quality
Nutrient cycling
Timothy Fahey

Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Timothy Fahey
Christine Goodale

Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Christine Goodale
Anthony Hay

Associate Professor

Microbiology

Anthony Hay
Robert Howarth

Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology AG

Robert Howarth
Rachel Bezner Kerr
Rachel Bezner Kerr

Professor

Department of Global Development

Rachel Bezner Kerr
Agroecology
Food And Agriculture
Gender
Profile picture of Quirine Ketterings
Quirine Ketterings

Professor

Animal Science

Quirine Ketterings
Johannes Lehmann
Johannes Lehmann

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

Department of Global Development

Johannes Lehmann
Soil biogeochemistry, fertility management, organic matter, and carbon and nutrient cycling from wastes
Soil carbon sequestration and biochar systems
Sustainable agriculture in the tropics
Carmen Enid Martinez
Carmen Enid Martinez

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Carmen Enid Martinez
Soil biogeochemistry
Nutrient and mineral cycling
Soil organic matter
Murray McBride
Murray McBride

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Murray McBride
Toxic and trace metal bioavailability
Contaminated soil remediation
Soil health
Andy McDonald
Andrew McDonald

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Andrew McDonald
  • ajm9 [at] cornell.edu
Cropping systems ecology
Agricultural sustainability, food security, water resources and climate
International agriculture, policy, and applied social sciences
Susan Riha

Professor

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Susan Riha
David Rossiter
David Rossiter

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

David Rossiter
  • dgr2 [at] cornell.edu
Soil Survey
Geostatistics
Spatial modeling of the environment
Jonathan Russell-Anelli
Jonathan Russell-Anelli

Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Jonathan Russell-Anelli
Urban soils
Soil surveys
Spatial arrangement and characterization of soil properties, nutrient and contaminant distribution
man in field
Matt Ryan

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Matt Ryan
Sustainable cropping systems and agroecology
Cover crops and ecological weed management
Organic production
Tim Setter
Tim Setter

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Tim Setter
Maize, wheat and cassava breeding and genomics
Drought and environmental stress physiology
International agriculture
Diana Sinton
Diana Sinton

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Diana Sinton
  • dss326 [at] cornell.edu
Geographic information science and systems and natural resources management
Integration of in social and cultural data in GIS and humanitarian mapping projects
Geospatial literacy and spatial thinking, GIS in Higher Education
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Margaret Smith

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Department of Global Development

Margaret Smith
Maize breeding and genomics
Abiotic stress tolerance
Insect and disease resistance
Tammo Steenhuis

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Tammo Steenhuis
Ying Sun
Ying Sun

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Ying Sun
Geospatial analysis and big data synthesis
Remote sensing
Canopy- to global-scale modeling
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Alan Taylor
Seed science and technology
Seed quality
Coatings, treatments and biostimulants
Janice Thies
Janice Thies

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Janice Thies
Soil ecology
Soil biology quality assessment and remediation
International agriculture
Harold van Es
Harold van Es

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Harold van Es
Soil health
Precision nitrogen management (Adapt-N)
Digital agriculture
Olena Vatamaniuk
Olena Vatamaniuk

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Biology Section

Olena Vatamaniuk
Functional genomics of mineral nutrient homeostasis
Toxic metal detoxification and phytoremediation
Biofortification
David Wolfe
David Wolfe

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

David Wolfe
Environmental and stress physiology
Soil health and water management
Climate change
Peter Woodbury
Peter Woodbury

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Peter Woodbury
Agricultural and forest ecosystems
Greenhouse gas emissions
Geospatial modeling, land use and environmental quality
Dominic Woolf
Dominic Woolf

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Dominic Woolf
  • dw433 [at] cornell.edu
Soil carbon sequestration and climate-smart agriculture
Sustainable landscape management, agroforestry reforestration and restoration of degraded land
Biochar