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Peter J Kleinman

Soil Scientist


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Research Leader/Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS-Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research Unit

Phone: 970-492-7200

Fax: 970-492-7213

2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 100

Fort Collins, CO 80526
Email: peter.kleinman@usda.gov

Biography:

Dr. Peter Kleinman is the Research Leader of the Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research Unit (Fort Collins, CO). The Unit conducts research that advances the sustainability of agricultural production systems through profitable management strategies and plant breeding that conserve natural resources and help farmers to adapt to a changing climate. Dr. Kleinman is a founding member and leader of USDA’s Long Term Agroecosystem Research Network and USDA’s Dairy Agriculture Work Group. His individual research program focuses on improving their stewardship of nutrients in agriculture and the environment. He coordinates USDA research on legacy phosphorus. He has worked to develop and implement the Phosphorus Index and other decision support tools, including the Fertilizer Forecaster. He has spearheaded comprehensive research in developing and evaluating novel manure application technologies to farmers, from liquid manure injectors to dry manure applicators. He has contributed to the development of new filtration technologies to remove phosphorus from manures and runoff waters. Dr. Kleinman is an advisor to science, action and policy organizations world-wide. He leads and advocates for collaborative, consensus based science at regional, national and international scales. He is an emeritus member of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee, Fellow of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America. He has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Environmental Quality, Agriculture and Environmental Letters, and Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.


 

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