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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Biography
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Education

Degree
Institution
Year
Specialization
M.S.
University of Idaho
1980
Soil Physics
Ph.D
Washington State University
1987
Soil Microbiology

 Professional Experience   

  • 2000-Present. Soil Microbiologist USDA-ARS, Vegetable and Forage Research Unit, Prosser, WA.
  • 1997-2000. Soil Scientist Collins Environmental, Olympia, WA.
  • 1991-1997. Research Associate/Soil Microbiology Michigan State University, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI.
  • 1987-1991. Soil Microbiologist USDA-ARS, Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center, Pendleton, OR.
  • 1984-1987. Graduate Research Assistant (1984-1987) Department of Agronomy and Soils, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • 1983-1984. Physical Science Technician (1983-1984) USDA-ARS, Land Management Water Conservation Unit, WSU, Pullman, WA.
  • 1980-1982. Soil Scientist (1980-1982) USDA Forest Service, Clearwater National Forest, Orofino, ID.  
  

Professional Societies and Activities

  • Soil Science Society of America 
  • American Society of Agronomy     
  • Potato Association of America

Teaching and Related Activities

  • Graduate Student Faculty, Dept. Crop and Soil Science; Dept of Hort. and Land. Arch., Washington State University. 2001.     

Extramural Funding

·        2007. NRI. “Soil Ecosystem Changes in C and N Budgets Induced by a Shift to Biofuels Production" Award: $395,000. PI, F.J. Pierce, Co-PI’s; H. Collins, D. Long and S. Albrecht (Grant number 2007-03159). 

·        2007. Washington State Dept. Ag (WSDA) - WSU Joint Near-Term Research and Development Project. “Developing viable biofuel cropping systems in Washington State”. Award: $500,000. PI’s: C. Kruger, B. Pan, S. Hulbert, D. Sjoding, and H.P. Collins.

·        2007. USDA-DOE Competitive Grants. “Water Requirements and Economics for Growing Sustainable Bioenergy from Perennial Warm-Season Grasses for Ethanol under Irrigation in the Arid-West”. Award: $395,000. PIs; S. Fransen, M. Ottman; Collaborators; H.P. Collins and K. Painter.

·        2011. USDA-NIFA-AFRI. Carbon sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sustainable Intercropping of Switchgrass and Hybrid Poplar for BioEnergy Production. Award: $953,195. PI’s S. Fransen (WSU), H. Collins (USDA-ARS), J. Smith (USDA-ARS), B. Stanton (GWR)


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