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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Peter J. Kleinman

Soil Scientist

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Peter Kleinman
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
Email: peter.kleinman@ars.usda.gov

 

Research Interests:

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.

Professional Experience:

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


Education:

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


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