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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Ray B. Bryant

Research Soil Scientist

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Ray B. Bryant
Research Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS-Pasture System and Watershed Management Research Unit
Building 3702, Curtin Road
University Park, :16802
Phone: (814)863-0923
Fax: (814)863-0935
Email: ray.bryant@ars.usda.gov

 

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Bryant is a Research Soil Scientist for the Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit. He contributes to research projects “Management and conservation practices to improve water quality in agroecosystems of the northeastern US” and “Managing farms for environmental stewardship and profit.” Dr. Bryant uses knowledge of soil and landscape processes to devise strategies, such as chemical- and bio-filtration, for preventing the movement of nutrients from agricultural fields to drainage waters that eventually flow to the Chesapeake Bay. Most of his current research is conducted in partnership with faculty and students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, an 1890’s historically black university located in Princess Anne, MD. 

Professional Experience:

2011 – present: Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA.

2001 - 2011: Research Leader and Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA.

2001 - present: Adjunct Professor and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
 

2012 - present: Adjunct Professor and Graduate Faculty Member,
Department of Agriculture, Food & Resource Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.

1997 - 2001: Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

1987 - 1997: Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.


1981 - 1987: Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

1978 - 1981: Graduate Instructor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Education:

Purdue Univeristy: Ph.D. in Pedology - 1981 

Texas Tech University: M.S. in Soil Science - 1977

Texas Tech University: B.S. in Soil Science - 1973  


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