Peter KleinmanResearch Leader/Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS-Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit
Building 3702, Curtin Road
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-3184
Fax: (814) 863-0935
Dr. Kleinman is a scientist on the research project Management and Conservation Practices to Improve Water Quality in Agroecosystems of the Northeastern Us
. Trained as a pedologist, Dr. Kleinman explores the interactions between land management and landscape processes that control the transfer of nutrients from land to water. Current research activities include:
- Comparison of phosphorus transport processes at plot, field, hillslope and catchment scales.
- Assessment of landscape processes on seasonal transport of phosphorus from agricultural lands.
- Participating in National Phosphorus Research Project.
- Role of soil P in controlling phosphorus losses in overland and subsurface flow.
- Role of mineral and manurial phosphorus sources on phosphorus losses in runoff and leachate.
- Developing an environmental phosphorus test for manures.
- Use of Phosphorus Sorbing Amendments (PSAs) to reduce soluble phosphorus losses from agricultural lands.
2001-present: Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA
1999-2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow, USDA-ARS, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA
1996-1998: Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1994-1996: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1993-1994: Fulbright Scholar, Kembera, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
1992-1993: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1990-1991: Environmental Risk Assessment Research Assistant, Environment Division, Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD
1989: Research Assistant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
Cornell University: B.S. in Biology and Society - 1989
Cornell University: M.S. in Natural Resource Policy and Management, Dept. Natural Resources - 1995
Cornell University: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Dept. Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences - 1999