Thea Whitman

Associate Professor of Soil Science

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Dr. Whitman’s research is situated at the nexus of soil biogeochemistry, microbial ecology and global environmental change. She works to understand the processes that control soil organic matter (SOM) dynamics and SOM interactions with microbes and minerals. Her lab combines soil biogeochemistry and microbiology with bioinformatics, molecular work and fieldwork to conduct fundamental and applied research with relevance for land-use management, agroecology and climate change policy. Check out more information on her lab here!

  • Soil biogeochemistry
  • Microbial ecology
  • Global environmental change
  • Soil organic carbon
  • Climate change