Steven Culman

Assistant Professor
Faculty

Steve Culman received his B.A. in Biology from Thomas More College in 1999. He earned an M.S. in Soil Science from Cornell University in 2005 on a project using soil solarization to suppress pathogens in rice-wheat cropping systems in Nepal. He earned a Ph.D. in Agronomy in 2008 from Cornell University comparing nutrient cycling and soil food webs between annual croplands and perennial grasslands.

After graduate school, Steve worked for a year as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis exploring relationships between agricultural intensification, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Central Valley of California. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University for 3.5 years working on a variety of projects including evaluating tests of active organic matter, evaluating perennial grain crops and examining soil C and N cycling in a long-term cropping systems experiment. He joined Ohio State University in April 2014 as an Assistant Professor in Soil Fertility, serving as the State Specialist in Soil Fertility.

Research Areas:
Agroecology
Nutrient Cycling
Nutrient Management
Soil Health
Cropping Systems
Soil Ecology
Biogeochemistry
 
Current ESGP Students:

1. Phoo Zone

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Phone:
330-263-3787