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Janis L. Boettinger

      Academic Goals |  Education |  Professional Experience |  Awards
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                                 Cooperative Soil Survey Activities

Professor of Pedology
Area of Study: Environmental Soil & Water, Soil Science
Emphasis: Soil Pedology/Genesis/Morphology
Employee Type: Faculty
Location:  354 AGS (Office); 105 AGS (Lab)
Office Phone:  435-797-4026
Fax:  435-797-3376
4820 Old Main Hill (AGS 354)
Logan, Utah 84322-4820
USA
Webpage:  USU Pedology Group
 

Academic Goals:
 
Achieve excellence in understanding the origin, spatial distribution, and function of soils in ecosystems, and build a vibrant and well-funded program in Pedology that synergizes Cooperative Soil Survey and outreach activities, fundamental research, teaching, and student mentoring.
 
Education:

1992 Ph.D., Soil Science, University of California, Davis.
1988 M.S. ,Soil Science, University of California, Davis.
1984 B.S., Environmental Technology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Professional Experience:
  • 2007-present Professor, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, Utah State University, Logan, UT (Role: 65% Research [40% fundamental research; 25% Cooperative Soil Survey and outreach], 25% Teaching; 10% Service).
  • 2007-2008 Visiting Scientist, Integrative Ecology Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Seville, Spain
  • 2004-2007 Assistant Head, Department of Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
  • 2004-2005 Faculty Senate President, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • 2000-2005 Associate Editor, Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • 1999-2000 Visiting Scientist, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Seville, Spain.
  • 1998-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
  • 1992-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan ,UT.
  • 1994-present Adjunct Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department of Geology, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
  • 1994-present Ecology Center Associate, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
  • 1997-1999 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
  • 1991 Environmental Soil Consultant, self-employed (part time).
  • 1985-1991 Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, Davis.
  • 1987-1991 Associate-In-Teaching and Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis (Field Studies of Soil Resources, Soil Mineralogy, Concepts in Forestry, Forest Soils Short Course, Geomicrobiology, Soil Fertility).
  • 1988, 1989 Visiting Scientist, Division of Soils, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Davies Laboratory, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
  • 1984 Soil Scientist, USDA Soil Conservation Service, St. Lawrence County Resource Conservation District, Canton, NY.
  • 1981-1984 Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Principles of Conservation, Environmental Conservation, Diet for a Small Planet, Political Economy of the World Food Situation).

Awards (since at USU):

  • 2006    Best Poster Award, S-7 (Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils) Division, Soil Science Society of America (with Helga Van Miegroet and Michelle A. Baker)
  • 2004    Undergraduate Research Mentor, College of Agriculture, Utah State University.
  • 1999    Editors' Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Soil Science Society of America Journal.
  • 1999    Teacher of the Year, College of Agriculture, Utah State University
  • 1998    Teacher of the Year, Department of Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology, Utah State University
  • 1993    Editors' Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Soil Science Society of America Journal.

 

Publications (Peer-Reviewed; *indicates student author):

  • Boettinger, J.L. 2010. Environmental covariates for digital soil mapping in the western USA. p. 17-27. In: J.L. Boettinger, D.W. Howell, A.C. Moore, A.E. Hartemink, and S. Kienast-Brown (eds.) Digital soil mapping: Bridging research, environmental application, and operation. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht.
  • Brungard*, C.W. and J.L. Boettinger. 2010. Application of conditioned Latin hypercube sampling in arid Rangelands in Utah, USA. p. 67-75. In: J.L. Boettinger, D.W. Howell, A.C. Moore, A.E. Hartemink, and S. Kienast-Brown (eds.) Digital soil mapping: Bridging research, environmental application, and operation. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht.
  • Kienast-Brown, S. and J.L. Boettinger. 2010. Applying the optimum index factor to multiple data types for soil survey. p. 385-398. In: J.L. Boettinger, D.W. Howell, A.C. Moore, A.E. Hartemink, and S. Kienast-Brown (eds.) Digital soil mapping: Bridging research, environmental application, and operation. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht.
  • Stum*, A.K., J.L. Boettinger, M.A. White, and R.D. Ramsey. 2010. Random Forests applied as a soil spatial predictive model in arid Utah. p. 179-189. In: J.L. Boettinger, D.W. Howell, A.C. Moore, A.E. Hartemink, and S. Kienast-Brown (eds.) Digital soil mapping: Bridging research, environmental application, and operation. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht.
  • Boettinger, J.L., R.D. Ramsey, A.K. Stum*, S. Kienast-Brown*, S.J. Nield*, A.M. Saunders*, N.J., Cole*, J.M. Bodily*. 2008 (In Press). Landsat spectral data for digital soil mapping. In: A. Hartemink, M.L. Mendonça-Santos, and A.B. McBratney (eds.) Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data. Springer.
  • Nield*, S.J., J.L. Boettinger, and R.D. Ramsey. 2007. Digitally Mapping Gypsic and Natric Soil Areas Using Landsat ETM Data.Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:245-252.
  • Cole*, N.J., and J.L. Boettinger. 2007. A pedogenic understanding raster classification methodology for mapping soils, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA.p. 377-388. In: P. Lagacherie, A.B. McBratney, and M. Voltz (eds.) Digital SoilMapping: An introductory perspective.  Developments in Soil Science Vol. 31, Elsevier, Amsterdam.   
  • Kienast-Brown*, S., and J.L. Boettinger. 2007. Land cover classification from Landsat imagery for mapping dynamic wet and saline soils. p. 235-244. In: P. Lagacherie, A.B. McBratney, and M. Voltz (eds.) Digital SoilMapping: An introductory perspective.  Developments in Soil Science Vol. 31, Elsevier, Amsterdam. 
  • Saunders*, A.M., and J.L. Boettinger. 2007. Incorporating classification trees into a pedogenic understanding raster classification methodology, Green River Basin, Wyoming, USA. p. 389-399.In: P. Lagacherie, A.B. McBratney, and M. Voltz (eds.) Digital SoilMapping: An introductory perspective.  Developments in Soil Science Vol. 31, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Van Miegroet, H., J.L. Boettinger, M.A. Baker, J. Nielsen*, D. Evans*, and A. Stum*. 2005. Soil carbon distribution and quality in a montane rangeland-forest mosaic in northern Utah. Forest Ecology and Management 220:284-299.
  • Gomez-Aparicio*, L., J.M. Gomez, R. Zamora, and J.L. Boettinger. 2005. Canopy vs. soil effects of shrubs facilitating tree seedlings in Mediterranean montane ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:191-198.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2005. Alluvium and alluvial soils. p. 45-49. In: D. Hillel (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment. Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford.
  • Bartsch*, K.P., H. Van Miegroet, J.L Boettinger, and J.P. Dobrowolski. 2002. Using empirical models and GIS to determine water erosion risk at Camp Williams, Utah. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 57:29-37.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2002. Calcification. p. 131-134. In: R. Lal (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soil Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.
  • Boettinger, J.L., and D.W. Ming. 2002. Zeolites. p. 585-610. In: J.B. Dixon and D.G. Schulze (ed.) Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications. Soil Science Society of America Book Series, no. 7, Madison, WI. (Invited)
  • Kienast*, S., and J.L Boettinger. 2002. Improving efficiency and quality of soil survey documentation using a rapid GIS method. Soil Survey Horizons 34:39-43.
  • Ming, D.W., and J.L Boettinger. 2001. Zeolites in soil environments. p. 323-345. In: D.L. Bish and D.W. Ming (ed.) Natural Zeolites: Occurrence, Properties, Applications. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, vol. 45. Mineralogical Society of America and Geochemical Society, Washington, DC.
  • Boettinger, J.L., and J.L. Richardson. 2001. Saline and wet soils of wetlands in dry climates. p. 383-390. In: J.L. Richardson, and M.J. Vepraskas (ed.) Wetland soils: Their genesis, hydrology, landscapes, and classification. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Ibáñez*, I., E.W. Schupp, and J.L. Boettinger. 1999. Successional history of a curlleaf mountain mahogany stand: A hypothesis. p. 102-107. In E.D. McArthur, W.K. Ostler, and C.L. Wambolt (eds.) Shrubland Ecotones. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-11.
  • Bork*, E.W., N.E. West, J.A. Doolittle, and J.L. Boettinger. 1998. Soil depth assessment of sagebrush grazing treatments using electromagnetic induction. Journal of Range Management 51:469-474.
  • Perrin*, T.S., J.L. Boettinger, D.T. Drost, and J.M. Norton. 1998. Decreasing nitrogen leaching from sandy soil with ammonium-loaded clinoptilolite. Journal of Environmental Quality 27:656-663.
  • Perrin*, T.S., D.T. Drost, J.L. Boettinger, and J.M. Norton. 1998. Ammonium-loaded clinoptilolite: A slow-release fertilizer for sweet corn. Journal of Plant Nutrition 21:515-530.
  • Laymon, C., D. Quattrochi, E. Malek, L. Hipps, J. Boettinger, G. McCurdy. 1998. Remotely-sensed regional scale evapotranspiration of a semi-arid Great Basin desert and its relationship to geomorphology, soils, and vegetation. Geomorphology 21:329-352.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 1997. Aquisalids (Salorthids) and other wet saline and alkaline soils: Problems identifying aquic conditions and hydric soils. p. 79-97. In M.J. Vepraskas and S.W. Sprecher (eds.) Aquic conditions and hydric soils: The problem soils. SSSA Special Publication No. 50. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.
  • Boettinger, J.L., J.A. Doolittle, N.E. West, E.W. Bork*, and E.W. Schupp. 1997. Non-destructive assessment of rangeland soil depth to petrocalcic horizon using electromagnetic induction. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 11:375-390.
  • Dahlgren, R.A., J.L. Boettinger, G.L. Huntington, and R.G. Amundson. 1997. Soil development along an elevational transect, western Sierra Nevada, California. Geoderma 78:207-236.
  • Boettinger, J.L., and R.C. Graham. 1995. Zeolite occurrence in soils: An updated review. p. 23-37. In D.W. Ming and F.A. Mumpton (ed.) Natural Zeolites ’93: Occurrences, properties, use. International Committee on Natural Zeolites, Brockport, NY.
  • Boettinger, J.L., and R.J. Southard. 1995. Phyllosilicate distribution and origin in Aridisols on a granitic pediment, western Mojave Desert. Soil Science Society of America Journal 59:1189-1198.
  • Boettinger, J.L., L.M. Dudley, J.M. Norton, and P.T. Kolesar. 1995. Zeolite efficiency in reducing nitrate contamination. Clean Water-Clean Environment. American Society of Agricultural Engineers 2:19-22.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 1994. Biogenic opal as an indicator of soil mixing at the Alfisol - Vertisol boundary, northeastern Australia. p. 17-26. In A.J. Ringrose-Voase and G.S. Humphreys (ed.) Soil Micromorphology: Studies in Management and Genesis. Developments in Soil Science 22. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Boettinger, J.L., and R.J. Southard. 1991. Sources of silica and carbonate for Aridisols on a granitic pediment, western Mojave Desert. Soil Science Society of America Journal 55:1057-1067.
  • Boettinger, J.L., and R.J. Southard. 1990. Micromorphology and mineralogy of a calcareous duripan formed in granitic residuum, Mojave Desert, California, USA. p. 409-415. In L.A. Douglas (ed.) Soil micromorphology: A basic and applied science. Developments in Soil Science 19. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Southard, R.J., J.L. Boettinger, and O.A. Chadwick. 1990. Identification, genesis, and classification of duripans. p. 45-60. In J.M. Kimble and W.D. Nettleton (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Soil Correlation Meeting (ISCOM IV). Characterization, classification, and utilization of Aridisols. Part A: Papers. USDA, Soil Conservation Service, Lincoln, NE.

Invited Presentations (last 5 years only; *indicates student author):

  • Boettinger, J.L. 2009. "Remote Sensing Applications in Soil Survey." National Cooperative Soil Survey Conference, 14-10 May, 2009, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2008. “Environmental Covariates for Digital Soil Mapping in the Western USA.” 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, 30 September - 3 October 2008, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Keynote Presentation for Session 2: Exploring New Sampling Schemes and Environmental Covariates in Digital Soil Mapping, 1 October 2008.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2008. “Field Trip: Basin to Range.” 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, 30 September - 3 October 2008, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Full-day field trip, 30 September 2008. Assisted by S. Kienast-Brown, J.R. Lawley, C.W. Brungard.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2008. “Viva Las Vegas! Biophysical and Sociodemographic Considerations in Developing Alternative Futures for the Upper Las Vegas Wash Area.” Estación Biológica de Doñana, Seville, Spain, June 12, 2008.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2008. “Viva Las Vegas! Developing Alternative Futures for the Upper Las Vegas Wash Area: Biophysical and Sociodemographic Considerations” VII Ciclo de Conferencias en Biodiversidad y Conservación, Universidad de Granada y Parque de Ciencias, Granada, Spain, May 30, 2008.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2007. “Soils and Landscape Evolution of Cache Valley, Utah.” Presented at the National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest, Utah State University, Logan, UT, April 17, 2007.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2006. “Geologic Overview of the Park City, Heber Valley, and Strawberry Valley Areas.” Presented at the Joint Western Cooperative Soil Survey and the Western Society of Soil Science Conferences, Park City, UT, June 19, 2006.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2006. “Agricultural Experiment Station Activities in the Western Regional Cooperative Soil Survey.” Presented at the Joint Western Cooperative Soil Survey and the Western Society of Soil Science Conferences, Park City, UT, June 19, 2006.
  • Cole*, N.J. and J.L. Boettinger. 2006. “Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification (PURC) GIS and Soil Survey Protocol: Unsupervised classification demonstration.” USDI Bureau of Land Management National Soil-Water-Air Conference, February, 2006.
  • Cole*, N.J. and J.L. Boettinger. 2006. “Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification (PURC) GIS and Soil Survey Protocol: Knowledge-based classification demonstration.” BLM National Soil-Water-Air Conference, February, 2006.
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2005. “Application of Remote Sensing in Soil Survey” Presented at the National Cooperative Soil Survey MO Leaders Meeting, Bismarck, ND, August 25, 2005. (My Powerpoint presentation was actually delivered by Jon Hempel, Director of the National Geospatial Development Center, due to change in travel plans.)
  • Boettinger, J.L. 2005. “Exploring Geological-Pedological-Ecological Connections in the Colorado Plateau (or, Geology Rules!)” Presented to the Department of Soil Science and the Department of Geosciences, North Dakota State University, May 9, 2005.

 

 

Graduate Students:

 

Current:

  1. Colby Brungard, PhD in Soil Science (Expected 2012). Alternative sampling and analysis methods for digital soil mapping in southwestern Utah.
  2. Suzann Kienast-Brown, PhD in Soil Science (Expected 2012). Digital soil mapping techniques for soil survey updates in Intermountain West rangelands.
  3. Brian M. McMullen, MS in Soil Science (Expected ?). Soil-vegetation-landscape relationships in the southeastern Wind River Range, Shoshone National Forest.

Completed:

  1. Alexander K. Stum, MS in Soil Science, 2010. Predicting soil distribution from modeling of remotely sensed environmental covariates using random forests.
  2. Colby Brungard, MS in Soil Science, 2009. Alternative sampling and analysis methods for digital soil mapping in southwestern Utah.
  3. Ryan K. McBride, MS  Plan B in Irrigation Engineering, 2006. Remote Plot Irrigation Design for Supplying Supplemental Water to Forest and Range Ecosystems. (Thesis Coordinator)
  4. Jedd M. Bodily, MS in Soil Science, 2005. Protocol development for digital soil survey update, Golden Spike National Historic Monument.
  5. Amy M. Saunders, MS in Soil Science, 2005. Incorporating classification tree analysis into the pedogenic understanding raster classification methodology.
  6. Nephi J. Cole, MS in Soil Science, 2004. Development and testing of a pedogenic understanding raster-based classification (PURC) methodology for mapping soils, Powder River Basin, WY.
  7. Shawn J. Nield, MS in Soil Sc ience, 2004.  Geographic information systems and remote-sensing to assess potential salinity contributions to the upper San Rafael River, UT.
  8. Shibru Daba Fufa, MS in Soil Science, Plan C, 2004 (Non-thesis, advised with Lynn Dudley).
  9. Erin P. Bell, MS in Soil Science, 2003. Pedogenesis of clay lamellae in a semiarid environment, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
  10. James M. MacMillan, MS in Soil Science, 2003. Soil properties influence western harvester ant nest site density, Uintah and Piceance Basins, Utah-Colorado.
  11. Suzann Kienast, MS in Soil Science, 2002. Improving efficiency and quality of soil survey using traditional and landscape analysis methods, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument.
  12. Kent D. Sutcliffe, MS in Soil Science, 1999. Dynamics of irrigation-induced and saline wet soils, central Utah.
  13. Ivette S. MacQueen, MS in Soil Science, 1996. Dynamics of ammonium adsorption by clinoptilolite in static, anaerobic manure systems.
  14. Joe Vaninetti, MS in Soil Science, 1996. Uranium sorption on calcite and a calcareous soil. 
  15. Thomas M. Zimmer, MS in Soil Science, 1996. Pedogenesis on quartzite-rich Pleistocene moraines, Smith’s Fork Drainage, Uinta Mountains.
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Grants and Contracts:

  • 2010-2014    US Fish and Wildlife Service. "Shrubby Reed-Mustard Habitat: Parent Material, Soil, and Landscape Characteristics." PI: J.L. Boettinger. $161,662. (Modification to Agreement No. 601819G319 to E.W Schupp, total award $234,035.)
  • 2009-2014    USDI Bureau of Land Management. "Digital Soil Mapping and Value-Added Soil Survey Information for Utah Public Lands." PI: J.L. Boettinger. $220,000.
  • 2009-2010    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. "Completing Enhancements to the Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification (PURC) Methodology and Map Evaluation." $34,701
  • 2008-2009    Ministerio de Ciencias, España (Spanish Ministry of Sciences). “Islas de fertilidad en ambientes mediterráneanos áridios: Mosaico espacial e interacciones de realimentación entre fauna y matorral.” (“Islands of fertility in arid Mediterranean environments: Spatial mosaic and food-web interactions between fauna and shrubs.”) PI: F. Sanchez Piñero, Co-PI: A. Gonzáles Megías, Collaborator: J.L Boettinger. €9 000.
  • 2008-2009    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Geospatial Development Center and National Employee Development Center. “Completion of Development of NRCS/NEDC Course: Remote Sensing for Soil Survey Applications.” PI: J.L. Boettinger. $10,825.
  • 2007-2012 Utah Agricultural Experiment Station (Multi-state Hatch Funds). "Benchmark Soilscapes to Predict Effects of Climatic Change in the Western USA." $155,000.
  • 2006-2009 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. “Enhancing the Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification (PURC) Methodology and Maps: ASTER, Arches, and Attitudes.” PI: J.L. Boettinger. $98,099.
  • 2006-2008    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Geospatial Development Center and National Employee Development Center. “Course Development: Remote Sensing in Soil Survey.” PI: J.L. Boettinger. $29,357.
  • 2006-2008 USDI Bureau of Land Management, Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit. “The Las Vegas Boundary Disposal Area: Evaluating Alternative Land-Use Planning Scenarios and Potential Relationships with Measures of Disturbance and Area Ecological Integrity” PI: J.A. MacMahon, Co-PIs: R.E Toth, R.S. Krannich, T.C. Edwards, and J.L. Boettinger. $765,835.
  • 2006-2007 USDA-CSREES, “Utah Drought Management Project”, PI: Paul Johnson; Co-PIs J.L. Boettinger, S.B. Jones, and G.E. Cardon. $739,000. (Special Project)
  • 2006-2007 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. “Course Development: Remote Sensing in Soil Survey.” PI: J.L. Boettinger. $29,357.
  • 2005-2006 USDI Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit. “Digital Soil Mapping of Utah Public Lands: Beaver County” PI: J.L. Boettinger. $50,000 in 2005; $68,000 in 2006: Total $118,000.
  • 2004-2006 USDA Forest Service, “Terrestrial Ecosystem Unit Inventory of the Southern Unit of the Wind River Range, Shoshone National Forest”. PIs: J.L. Boettinger and D.W. Roberts. $338,500.
  • 2004-2005 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, “Developing Remote-Sensing/Terrain Analysis Methods and Models for North Dakota Soil Survey Updates”. PIs: D.W. Franzen and J.L. Boettinger. $75,688. ($13,683 Subcontract from North Dakota State University).
  • 2003- 2005 USDI Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit. “Soil and Groundwater Contributions to Salinity in the San Rafael River Drainage, Emery, County, Utah” PI: J.L. Boettinger. $40,861.
  • 2002-2005 USDI Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit. “Accelerating Soil Survey of Wyoming Public Lands: Developing Protocols and Methodology for Inventory and Data Quality Assessment”. PI: JL Boettinger. $66,310.
  • 2001-2005 USDA Forest Service. “Logan Ranger District Soil Resource Inventory UT-647 NASIS Database Population Project”. J.L. Boettinger (PI). $23,000.
  • 1998-2001 USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant. “Interactive 3-D Visualization of Molecules and Minerals in Soil Science Instruction”. E.A. Nater, A.H. Duin, P.W. Barak, J.L. Boettinger (Co-PI). $159,963. ($20,000 Subcontract from University of Minnesota).
  • 1996-2003 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wet Soil Monitoring - Global Change Program. "Problems identifying hydric soils in arid and semiarid climates: Dynamics of saline and irrigation-induced wet soils". J.L. Boettinger (PI), L.M. Dudley, and J.M. Norton. $71,000.
  • 1996-1997 USDA Forest Service, Ashley National Forest. "Soil analysis - Ashley National Forest". J.L. Boettinger (PI). $3,000.
  • 1995-1997 USDA Forest Service, Ashley National Forest. "Eolian deposition to alpine soils, Uinta Mountains". J.L. Boettinger (PI). $10,000.
  • 1993-1996 USDA National Research Initiative, Special Water Quality Competitive Grants Program. "Efficiency of zeolite use in reduction of nitrate contamination from animal manure". J.L. Boettinger (PI), L.M. Dudley, P.T. Kolesar, and J.M. Norton. $113,646.
  • 1995-1996 USDA Forest Service, Ashley National Forest. "Analysis of Uinta Mountain soils". J.L. Boettinger (PI) $4,000.
  • 1994-1996 USDI Bureau of Land Management, Challenge Cost Share Program. "Edaphic factors influencing the distribution and ecology of Jones' Cycladenia". J.L. Boettinger (PI) and S.D. Sipes. $3,150.1994-2005 USDA Natural Resources (formerly, Soil) Conservation Service, National Soil Survey Center and Utah State Office. Various Special Assistance Projects and In-Kind Contributions.


Teaching and Student Activities:

Courses Taught (semester last taught):

  • Soil 2000: Soils, Waters, and the Environment (University Studies Breadth Physical Science); Spring 2011
  • Soil 5130/6130: Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification (Senior/Graduate); Fall 2010
  • Soil 5750: Environmental Quality: Soil and Water (Senior Capstone in Environmental Soil/Water Science); Spring 2011
  • Soil 7210: Advanced Pedology (Graduate) ; Spring 2011

USU Soils Team:

Contest Participation (faculty advisor): 

  • 1993-1996, 2000-2009 Northwest Regional Contests
  • 1994, 2005-2011 National Contests
  • 1995 NACTA Contest 
  • 2010 Utah Contest

Contests Hosted:

  • 1993, 1996, 2001, and 2004 Northwest Regional Contests  
  • 2007 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest →

 

Professional Activities:

  • Soil Science Society of America
  • International Union of Soil Scientists
  • Western Society of Soil Science
  • Ecological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Association for Women Soil Scientists
  • International Year of Planet Earth - Soils Team member
  • Sigma Xi


Selected National Cooperative Soil Survey Activities:

  •  Remote Sensing in Soil Survey
  •  Digital Soil Mapping
  •  Problem Hydric Soils
  •  Course Development
    • “Advanced Technology in Soil Survey”: Training course developed and taught by National Cooperative Soil Survey representatives from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, UDSI Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, and Utah State University.
    • "Remote Sensing with Soil Survey Applications": Training course for the USDA NRCS National Employee Development Center.
  •  Other: Field reviews, technology transfer, information dissemination, training, etc. 

 

 

A complete list of publications, presentations, research reports, and Cooperative Soil Survey Activities is available upon request.